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A Comparative Analysis of Polish and Czech International New Ventures

Lidia Danik, Izabela Kowalik and Petr Král

Central European Business Review, 2016, vol. 2016, issue 2, 57-73

Abstract: The goal of this paper is to compare the characteristics of Polish and Czech companies which follow the Born Global internationalization model. More concretely, the analysis aims to discover the differences or similarities in terms of the internationalization paths of Polish and Czech SMEs in the characteristics of their managers in terms of the so-called "international vision" and in their innovativeness level. The introductory part of article provides a description of this internationalization model and the International New Ventures traits (INV) and summarizes the recent studies on this topic conducted in Poland and Czech Republic. In the empirical part, the International New Ventures from the two countries are compared. The Polish sample includes 105 companies which were surveyed with use of computer assisted telephone interviews in autumn 2014. For the Czech Republic, the sample consists of 54 small and medium-sized companies, which were surveyed using the computer assisted web interviews from November 2013 till January 2014. The surveyed companies in both countries fulfilled the definition of Born Globals. Descriptive statistics, cross-tabulation analysis and non-parametric tests are applied to accomplish the goals of the paper.

Keywords: international new ventures; comparative analysis; Czech Republic; Poland (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F23 M13 M16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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