According to HBS Associate Professor William R. Kerr:
But building a startup as a global business requires managers with skills and strategy much different from their predecessors of even a generation ago. If you are a global entrepreneur, says Harvard Business School Associate Professor William R. Kerr, "you have to think much earlier and much faster."Read the entire article: Built for Global Competition from the Start
Related article: Launching Your Start-Up Globally
Side note: I've been writing a new book on exporting to be published December 2013 by Apress. I talk a lot about the concept of "born global" in it. I'll keep you posted when it is close to official publication date.