Research projects

Born Global Firms

Project manager: Shon Ferguson

Competition in the domestic market has become more intense through globalization, and policymakers in many countries have become acutely aware of the increased importance of exports as a source of growth. There is a particular interest in so-called “Born Global” firms that quickly expand into multiple export markets and generate a large proportion of their revenues from foreign sales.

This project proposes a research agenda to identify, measure and gain insight on Swedish Born Global firms. We will study impacts at the level of individual firms, which allow us to study highly detailed firm dynamics and heterogeneity. The results will shed light on the underlying characteristics that lead to the rise and sustained success of Born Global firms.


International cooperation

Visiting researchers

Collaborating with others is essential for IFN as a research institute. Our researchers co-author articles with colleagues from other institutes, and many also teach at various universities and colleges.

As part of our extensive program of guest researchers, leading international researchers visit the institute. The visitors present and pursue their research as well as interact and cooperate with researchers at IFN.

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