Internationalization, Entrepreneurship and the Smaller Firm: Evidence from Around the World

Internationalization, Entrepreneurship and the Smaller Firm: Evidence from Around the World

By: Marian V. Jones (editor), Stephen Young (editor), Pavlos Dimitratos (editor), Margaret Fletcher (editor)Hardback

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This forward-looking volume contains state-of-the-art analysis of the current research themes and challenges influencing the internationalization of SMEs. The editors have brought together perspectives from both academics and practitioners, who in turn use theoretical and empirical studies to identify gaps in research evidence, present case studies of internationalizing SMEs, and illustrate potential for future research. The book features some of the best known researchers in the field of international entrepreneurship, and combines a range of theoretical perspectives - including network and social capital, internationalization process, and international new venture frameworks as well as knowledge, learning and absorptive capacity paradigms. This timely study will appeal strongly to academics, researchers and students focusing on business and management, international business, entrepreneurship and international marketing. It will also provide important insights for international entrepreneurs and policy-makers.

About Author

Edited by Marian V. Jones, Professor of International Enterprise, The University of Sheffield Management School, UK, Pavlos Dimitratos, Assistant Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece and Senior Research Fellow (on a visiting basis), CIER, Business School, University of Glasgow, UK, Margaret Fletcher, Research Fellow, CIER, Department of Management, University of Glasgow, UK and Stephen Young, Emeritus Professor of International Business and Co-Director, CIER, Department of Management, University of Glasgow, UK


Contents: Foreword 1. Introduction. SME Internationalization: Current Themes of Study and Modern Challenges Marian V. Jones, Pavlos Dimitratos, Margaret Fletcher and Stephen Young 2. Does Entry Mode Matter? Reviewing Current Themes and Perspectives Marian V. Jones and Stephen Young 3. Exploring Opportunity Creation in Internationalizing SMEs: Evidence from Scottish Firms Lucrezia Casulli 4. Growth and Learning Spillovers from International Markets: Empirical Evidence from Greek Firms Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki and Ioanna Deligianni 5. Perspectives on the Interrelationships Between Domestic and International Markets for the Smaller Firm Maria Karafyllia 6. Learning Processes in the Development of Absorptive Capacity of Internationalizing SMEs Margaret Fletcher 7. Clients as a `Hidden' Resource in Rapid Internationalization Sharon Loane and Jim Bell 8. Networks and the Internationalization of Firms: What We Believe and What We Might Have Missed Yee Kwan Tang 9. The Development of E-Commerce and the International Growth of Established SMEs: A Capability Perspective Anna Morgan-Thomas 10. Core Rigidities of Micromultinationals: The Scottish Experience Pavlos Dimitratos, Jeffrey E. Johnson, Kevin I.N. Ibeh and Jonathan Slow 11. The International Entrepreneur: Entrepreneurial Orientation of Local and Global Firms Erik S. Rasmussen, Tage K. Madsen and Per Servais 12. Local Bridging Ties and New Venture Internationalization: Exploratory Studies in Bangalore and Cambridge Shameen Prashantham and Girish Balachandran 13. International New Ventures: A New Organizational Form? Rod B. McNaughton 14. Conclusion. SME Internationalization: Where Do We Go From Here? Marian V. Jones References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781847208309
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781847208309
  • ISBN10: 1847208304

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