Internationalization of software firms

Mikko Rönkkö*, Juhana Peltonen

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    This paper presents the results of a large sample survey of internationalizing firms in the Finnish software industry. We analyze the data descriptively with plots and tabulations and as more analytically with regression analyses. The results support the conclusion that internationalization can be considered as a natural stage in the firm life-cycle, but patterns of internationalization differ across firms. Considering the current theorizing of software firms as prototypical international new ventures, we find it surprising that many firms seem to choose to internationalize only a little and gradually.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSoftware Business - First International Conference, ICSOB 2010, Proceedings
    Number of pages11
    Volume51 LNBIP
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Conference on Software Business - Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Duration: 21 Jun 201023 Jun 2010
    Conference number: 1

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
    Volume51 LNBIP
    ISSN (Print)18651348


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Software Business
    Abbreviated titleICSOB


    • Internationalization
    • Software firm


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