Plasticity of International Ventures
My research interest is on why some firms chooses a more slow and gradual internationalization process and why other newly started firms become “Born Globals” that is; from their inception proactively seek to derive significant competitive advantage from sourcing and selling to multiple countries.
The research field is the intersection between entrepreneurship and international business, which I study in three areas;
Entrepreneurial Internationalization (International Opportunity Alertness, E/M business networks, founding teams – virtual teams, Portfolio Entrepreneurs, Business model ambidexterity/synchronization/lean internationalization, change management).
International Entrepreneurship (Transnational Entrepreneurship, Diaspora Entrepreneurs, Returnee entrepreneurs, Emerging market entrepreneurship and sustainable internationalization, Imprint theory, talent management).
International New Ventures (event driven – outcome driven, domestic driven – customer driven, import/supplier orientation, Born Global Superstars – hidden champions, signal theory, Cultural capital, local networks).
Article in journal (Refereed)
- Bhatti, W.A., Larimo, J., Servais, P. (2020). Relationship learning : A conduit for internationalization. International Business Review. 29. 1-13.
- Vedel, M., Servais, P. (2019). The role of entry nodes in industrial firms’ internationalization : the significance of network structures for value innovation. Journal of business & industrial marketing. 34. 1236-1247.
- Luthje, T., Servais, P. (2005). Firms’ International Sourcing and Intra-Industry Trade. Quaderni di ricerca. 3-41.
- Madsen, T.K., Rasmussen, E.S., Servais, P. (1999). Små, globalt orienterede virksomheders internationalisering og kompetencer. Ledelse & Erhvervsøkonomi. 63. 251-266.
- Madsen, T.K., Servais, P. (1997). The internationalization of Born Globals : an evolutionary process?. International Business Review. 6. 561-583.
Conference paper (Refereed)
- Owusu, R.A., Servais, P. (2019). The internationalization of project-business firms : an opportunities, learning, and networks perspective. 15th Vaasa Conference on International Business, August 19-21, 2019 : proceedings. 43-43.
- Owusu, R.A., Servais, P. (2018). Potential localization effects of international new ventures : some implications for emerging economies. Presented at the 22nd McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, Halmstad, Sweden, August 22-24, 2018.
Chapter in book (Refereed)
- Emontspool, J., Servais, P. (2019). Learning in various types of new ventures : the role of “incoming” entrepreneurs. Diaspora Networks in International Business : Perspectives for Understanding and Managing Diaspora Business and Resources. Springer. 41-54.
Article in journal (Other academic)
- Elo, M., Sandberg, S., Servais, P., Discua Cruz, A., Basco, R. (2019). Editorial. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. 36. 1-14.
- Elo, M., Sandberg, S., Servais, P., Basco, R., Cruz, A.D., et al. (2018). Advancing the views on migrant and diaspora entrepreneurs in international entrepreneurship. Journal of International Entrepreneurship. 16. 119-133.
Conference paper (Other academic)
- Søndergaard, M., Servais, P. (1999). Global relational capital in supplier networks of Danish small and medium sized enterprises : determinants of capacity of exploiting global inter-firm relations. Proceedings of the Metamorphosis of Organizations Conference (2nd Colloque la Metamorphose des Organisations), Nancy, France, October 21-23, 1999.
- Rasmussen, E.S., Servais, P. (1999). Born Globals : connectors between various industrial districts. Proceedings of RENT XIII (Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business), November 25-26, 1999, Middlesex University, London, UK, 1999.
Chapter in book (Other academic)
- Elo, M., Servais, P. (2018). Migration perspective on entrepreneurship. The Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship. Palgrave Macmillan. 355-386.
- Knudsen, M.P., Servais, P. (2004). SME’s international engagements : import, exports and intra-industry trade. Recent European research on SME export behavior and internationalization. Vaasa, University of Vaasa. 115-130.