Handbook of Research on European Business and Entrepreneurship: Towards a Theory of Internationalization (Research Handbooks in Business and Managemen

Handbook of Research on European Business and Entrepreneurship: Towards a Theory of Internationalization (Research Handbooks in Business and Managemen

By: Leo Paul Dana (editor), Mary Han (editor), Vanessa Ratten (editor), Isabelle M. Welpe (editor)Paperback

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This unique Handbook illustrates how entrepreneurs across Europe tackle internationalization. This timely and important book identifies patterns and builds a theory of international entrepreneurship in Europe. The contributors discuss the performances of SMEs on the road to internationalization. Each chapter emphasizes how the process of internationalization of SMEs operates, the challenges and opportunities that arise due to each country's specific political and economic situation, and their subsequent internationalization performance. These processes, challenges and performances can be understood through theories of international business and entrepreneurship. Although at times these theories cannot fully explain certain phenomena, nevertheless they help to derive new extensions of thought. Together, they constitute a foundation for a new way of thinking about and understanding the importance and effect of internationalization of SMEs to country-level competitiveness in Europe. The role of theoretically important issues such as cooperation and trust, venture capital, research and development, learning, networks and government policy is also explored and analysed, and will be of great interest to researchers, academics and graduates interested in international business and entrepreneurship.

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Edited by Leo-Paul Dana, Adjunct Professor, GSCM - Montpellier Business School, France and Founding Editor, Journal of International Entrepreneurship and Journal of Enterprising Communities, Isabell M. Welpe, Professor and Chair, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany, Mary Han, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Ryerson University, Canada and Vanessa Ratten, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, La Trobe University, Australia


Contents: Foreword: A Theory of Internationalization for European Entrepreneurship David Storey PART I: INTRODUCTORY CHAPTERS 1. Introduction Leo-Paul Dana, Isabell M. Welpe, Mary Han and Vanessa Rutten 2. How International are European Venture Capital Firms? Sophie Manigart, Wouter De Maeseneire, Mike Wright, Sarika Pruthi, Andy Lockett, Hans Bruining, Ulrich Hommel and Hans Landstroem PART II: COUNTRY STUDIES 3. Internationalization of Small and Medium-sized Firms (SMEs) in a Western European Service Economy: The Case of Andorra Sanford L. Moskowitz 4. Trust-based Cooperation as Driver for the Internationalization of SMEs: Empirical Evidence from Austria Matthias Fink and Slawomir Teodorowicz 5. Internationalization of SMEs in Belarus Friederike Welter, David Smallbone, Anton Slonimski and Marina Slonimska 6. Internationalization of SMEs in Belgium Jan Degadt 7. Internationalization of SMEs in Bosnia and Herzegovina William R. Pendergast, Mugdim Pasic and Aziz Sunje 8. Internationalization of Bulgarian SMEs Kiril Todorov and Kostadin Kolarov 9. Internationalization of SMEs in Croatia Tihomir Vranesevic, Branko Bogunovic and Miroslav Mandic 10. Internationalization of SMEs in Cyprus Demetris Vrontis and Alkis Thrassou 11. Internationalization of Danish SMEs Per Servais, Erik S. Rasmussen, Bo B. Nielsen and Tage Koed Madsen 12. Internationalization of Enterprises in Estonia Tiit Elenurm 13. Internationalization of SMEs: The Case of Finland Asko Miettinen 14. Internationalization of SMEs: The Case of The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Marija Risteska and Zhidas Daskalovski 15. Internationalization of French SMEs Herve Mesure and Rita Klapper 16. Patterns of Internationalization of German SMEs: Surveying Manufacturing Offshoring Steffen Kinkel, Gunter Lay and Spomenka Maloca 17. Growth of Archetypon S.A.: Exploitation of Opportunities in Greek and European Marketplaces Irini Voudouris and Pavlos Dimitratos 18. The Internationalization of Hungarian SMEs Laszlo Kallay and Imre Lengyel 19. Irish Perspectives of International Entrepreneurship Cecilia B. Hegarty 20. Israeli, Born Global, Knowledge-intensive Firms: An Empirical Inquiry Tamar Almor and Gilad Sperling 21. Italian SME International Strategies: State of the Art and Some Empirical Evidences Alberto Mattiacci, Christian Simoni and Lorenzo Zanni 22. Analysis of the Environment for Small and Medium-size Enterprises in Latvia for Further Internationalization Development Tatjana Volkova and Andra Brige 23. Internationalization of SMEs in Liechtenstein Hans-Rudiger Kaufmann 24. The Path to the Internationalization of Lithuanian Manufacturing SMEs Audra I. Mockaitis 25. The Internationalization of SMEs in Malta: A Critical Assessment in the Context of Five European Island Regions Godfrey Baldacchino 26. Issues on the Internationalization of SMEs in Eastern Europe: The Case of Moldova Sanford L. Moskowitz 27. Monaco's Forgotten Glitter: Industrial SMEs and their Worldwide Appeal Martine Spence 28. Internationalization of Dutch SMEs Jolanda A. Hessels 29. The Impact of the Single Market Programme on the Internationalization of Polish SMEs Anna Rogut and Bogdan Piasecki 30. Export Performance and Productivity in Portuguese Manufacturing SMEs Margarida Proenca, Isabel Correia and Orlando Petiz 31. Small and Medium Size Enterprises in Russia Anatoly Zhuplev and Vladimir Shein 32. The Internationalization of Small and Medium Companies in San Marino Donata Vianelli 33. Internationalization of Slovenian SMEs as a Learning and Unlearning Process Miroslav Rebernik and Ksenja Pusnik 34. The Internationalization of Small and Medium Firms in Spain Alicia Coduras, Cristina Cruz, Ignacio de la Vega and Rachida Justo 35. Network Coordination as a Key to External Resources: A Study of an Internationalizing Biotech SME Angelika Loefgren, Daniel Tolstoy, D. Deo Sharma and Jan Johanson 36. Managing the Challenges of Globalization: Evidence from Swiss Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Thierry Volery 37. Outward Internationalization of Turkish SMEs Serdar Karabati 38. Internationalization of SMEs in Ukraine Nahum Goldmann, Svitlana Slava, Yuriy Makogon, Tetyana Orekhova and Alena Dubouskaya PART III: CONSTITUENTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM 39. Business Support for Internationalization in England Leigh Sear and Robert T. Hamilton 40. Supporting SMEs in Scotland: Strategies for Internationalizing Mike Danson, Ewa Helinska-Hughes, Michael Hughes and Geoff Whittam 41. Internationalization of Welsh SMEs: The Role of Wales Trade International David Pickernell, David Brooksbank, Helena Snee, Farid Ullah and Dylan Jones-Evans PART IV: CONCLUSION 41. Toward a Theory of Internationalization for European Entrrepreneurship Leo-Paul Dana, Mary Han, Vanessa Rutten and Isabell M. Welpe Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781849800815
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 800
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  • ISBN10: 1849800812

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