International entrepreneurship and firm performance over economic crisis

Puumalainen, Kaisu, Soininen, Juha, Saarenketo, Sami, Sjögrén, Helena, & Salunke, Sandeep (2014) International entrepreneurship and firm performance over economic crisis. In Davidsson, Per (Ed.) Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2014 Proceedings, Queensland University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, pp. 876-893.

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Small and medium firms (SMEs) that operate in global markets are vulnerable to external shocks in uncertain, hostile and volatile business environments given their limited resources and inexperience. In such environments entrepreneurial firms respond by making strategic choices to mitigate such vulnerabilities. This research examines one such important strategic choice – entrepreneurial posturing and its link to financial performance in Finnish SMEs during the global financial crisis. Findings suggest that the dimensions of entrepreneurial posturing have a differential effect on firm performance depending upon the severity of the business environment as well as the firm’s degree of internationalization. Implications for theory and practice are discussed and directions for future research provided.

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ID Code: 69899
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Entrepreneurial orientation, SME, Financial crisis
ISBN: 9781921897962
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 ACERE
Deposited On: 06 Apr 2014 23:46
Last Modified: 20 May 2015 01:52

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