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FORMATION AND INTERNATIONALIZATION OF IT FIRMS OF PAKISTAN: A RESOURCE BASED VIEW

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Author(s): Seerat Fatima | Faseeh Ur Rehman | Prof. Dr. Mujahid Ali

Journal: Business and Management Review
ISSN 2047-0398

Volume: 1;
Issue: 10;
Start page: 65;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Resource Based View (RBV) | Knowledge Intensive Firms | internationalization process | Formation | developing countries | case study | small & medium sized companies | Pakistan

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study is to explore the issues regarding formation and internationalization of IT firms of transition economies like Pakistan, the context of the study is resource based view (RBV). The research part is inductive, qualitative and based on case study. The study’s findings illustrate the subtleties of how various resources intervene with entrepreneur’s surroundings to formulate a firm and grow internationally. The resources range from entrepreneurial to human to social to financial capital. Important findings of the paper are that the firm cannot be successful till the time they may have a perfect blend of resources, no single resource proved significant in isolation to boost up the process of formation and internationalization. At the end, the limitations and policy recommendations are discussed.
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