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SME Internationalization Processes in a Transitioning Entrepreneurial Economy

Cruz-Carreon, Gilbert (2006) SME Internationalization Processes in a Transitioning Entrepreneurial Economy. In Australia/New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference, December, QUT, Brisbane.

Abstract

Researchers need to re-conceptualize their thinking on the internationalization process of smaller firms (Bell, et al 2003). It is therefore the purpose of this study to generate a theoretical contribution to the growing field of International entrepreneurship with a specific focus on the process of internationalization of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The investigation involved a multi-level analysis of SME internationalization, tracing the transition process of the individual entrepreneur to a domestic enterprise thru to an international SME. Using the combined theoretical lenses provided by constructs such as Competitive advantage, Networks and Psychic Distance, this study addressed the observed gap in terms of exploratory, in-depth analysis of SME internationalization. Adopting a case study approach, it aims to contribute to a richer, more in-depth understanding of the cross-border operations of SMEs. The research also has practical value as SMEs can draw from this body of knowledge as they pursue opportunities internationally

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ID Code: 6494
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Gilbert Cruz, Carreon, entrepreneurship, international entrepreneurship, small medium enterprises, SME's
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Economic Development and Growth (140202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Gilbert Cruz-Carreon
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 23:30

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