Analyzing Dimensions of Born International (BI) Enterprises in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Iran

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor , Economic, Management and Administration Faculty of Semnan University

2 Professor , Electrical Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran

3 Ph.D. Student , Economic, Management and Administration Faculty of Semnan University


International business development is one of the most important means of economic development. While international companies are expanding their market share in the global market, the concept of Born Global is not widespread in Iran yet. In this research, attempts have been made to analyze the distinguishing dimensions of globally-established ICT enterprises in Iran. The case study strategy and qualitative explanatory method have been selected for this applied research. Data was collected through 68 interviews, observation and review of documents from 6 Iranian and 4 European companies and many experts in the field of ICT during 26 months. In order to conduct research, cluster sampling has been used and the statistical population was ICT firms. The research findings showed that "Entrepreneur entity," "Firm," "State," and "Economic ecosystem" are the four most effective dimensions in creating BI. Meanwhile, the "Entrepreneur Entity" is the most important feature in the success of a firm in international affairs, and contrary to some researches, governmental supports has an unfavorable role in entering into international markets.


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