Momentum: a network of researchers interested in the internationalisation process of the firm

Welcome to our website, which we hope provides some useful resources on how to study the internationalisation of firms as a process evolving over time.

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Special issue announcement

A call for papers is now out for a focused issue of Management International Review, with the title

About Time: Putting Process Back into Firm Internationalisation Research

For more details, see the ‘Special issue’  page on this website.

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EIBA 2011 Panel: It’s about Time: Studying Internationalisation as a Process

A panel on studying internationalisation as a process was held at the 37th EIBA conference, Bucharest, 8-10 December 2011.

Presenters and their topics were:

  1.  Peter Zettinig (University of Turku), Sascha Fuerst (EAFIT University) and Birgitta Sandberg (University of Turku): ‘Toward an understanding of transformation processes of entrepreneurial new ventures into multinational corporations’
  2. Lisa Hewerdine (University of Adelaide) and Catherine Welch (University Sydney): ‘The secret history of the “Born Global”: Insights from process-based research’ 
  3. Lawrence Welch (Melbourne Business School): ‘Process in the internationalisation process? Revisiting the past’


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Research symposium Adelaide University 25 March 2011

International Business, Research Roundtable 25 March 2011, Business School, University of Adelaide

A day-long roundtable was held to address the question:“Internationalisation as Process: How Should We Proceed?”. The discussion commenced with a keynote address by Professors Ian Wilkinson (University of Sydney) and Louise Young (University of Western Sydney).

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Research symposium, Adelaide University, 23 November 2010

A research symposium, convened by Associate Professor Susan Freeman and Dr Catherine Welch, was held on 23 November 2010 at the Business School, University of Adelaide, Australia. The purpose of the symposium was to discuss the future of SME internationalisation and born global research. The day commenced with a keynote address by Professor Sylve Chetty (Massey University, New Zealand). The importance of a process approach was identified as a promising area for future research at this symposium.

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