The Internationalization in the Innovation Process in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Brazilian Startup

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Title The Internationalization in the Innovation Process in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Brazilian Startup
A Internacionalização no Processo de Inovação das Startups Brasileiras de Tecnologia da Informação e Comunicação (TIC)
 
Creator Vendruscolo, Luisa Tondo
Galina, Simone Vasconcelos Ribeiro
 
Subject Internationalization strategy, Innovation process, Startups, Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Estratégia de Internacionalização; Processo de Inovação; Startups; Tecnologia da Informação e Comunicação (TIC).
 
Description Objective: To understand how the innovation process is impacted by the internationalization strategy of the Brazilian ICT startups.Method: The multiple cases study was adopted with seven startups. The analysis was based on the concepts of internationalization strategy defined by Carneiro and Dib (2007) and the innovation process of Tidd and Bessant (2009). Data was collected through interviews with the founders of the startups, documental analysis and observation.Originality / Relevance: Internationalization and innovation are usually addressed separately and focused mainly in large companies. Studies connecting both themes are scarce in the academic literature., especially in emerging countries.Results: The motivation, the choice of the country, the time to internationalization, what was internationalized and the way the startups arrived in other country impacted the innovation process of the startups. However, it was observed that the choice of the country and the form of entry contributed more to the innovation process of these nascent companies.Theoretical / methodological contributions: The academic contribution is the empirical observation of the innovation process, considering the internationalization, in startups in an emerging country. Through the results, eight propositions were brought up to path future studies about those themes.Social / management contributions: Based on the innovation process as a way for startups to be competitive this study contributes by identifying internationalization strategies that lead startups to the advancement of the innovation process. In this way, Brazilian ICT startups and public policies can support the development of these strategies.
Objetivo: Compreender como o processo de inovação é impactado pela estratégia de internacionalização das startups brasileiras de TIC.Método: Adotou-se como estratégia, o estudo de casos múltiplos em sete startups de internacionalizadas. A análise foi pautada pelos conceitos de estratégia de internacionalização definidos por Carneiro e Dib (2007) e o processo de inovação de Tidd e Bessant (2009). Os dados foram coletados por meio de entrevistas com os fundadores das startups, análise documental e observação.Originalidade/Relevância: Os temas de internacionalização e inovação são geralmente abordados separadamente e têm o foco, principalmente, em grandes empresas. Estudos sobre a relação da estratégia de internacionalização e inovação de startups são escassos na literatura acadêmica, principalmente em países emergentes.Resultados: A motivação, a escolha do país, o tempo, o que internacionalizaram e a forma como as startups chegaram a países do exterior impactaram o processo de inovação das startups. Contudo, observou-se que a motivação, a escolha do país e a forma de entrada contribuíram mais para o processo de inovação dessas empresas nascentes.Contribuições teóricas/metodológicas: A contribuição acadêmica trazida por este trabalho é a observação empírica do processo de inovação, considerando a internacionalização em startups em um país em desenvolvimento. Através dos resultados, oito proposições foram levantadas sinalizando um caminho futuro para a abordagem dos temas de estudo.Contribuições sociais / para a gestão: A relevância gerencial deste trabalho é fundamentada no estudo do processo de inovação como uma forma de as startups manterem-se competitivas. Ao identificarem estratégias de internacionalização que levam as startups ao avanço no processo de inovação, as startups de TIC brasileiras e as políticas públicas podem se posicionar no sentido de incentivarem o desenvolvimento dessas estratégias. 
 
Publisher Revista de Empreendedorismo e Gestao de Pequenas Empresas - REGEPE
 
Contributor
O presente trabalho foi realizado com apoio da Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior - Brasil (CAPES) - Código de Financiamento 001
 
Date 2020-03-03
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


 
Format application/pdf
application/pdf
 
Identifier https://www.regepe.org.br/regepe/article/view/1577
10.14211/regepe.v9i2.1577
 
Source Iberoamerican Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business; v. 9, n. 2 (2020): Janeiro - Abril; 123-157
Revista de Empreendedorismo e Gestão de Pequenas Empresas; v. 9, n. 2 (2020): Janeiro - Abril; 123-157
2316-2058
 
Language por
eng
 
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