SME international performance in Latin America: The role of entrepreneurial and technological capabilities

Bianchi, Constanza C., Glavas, Charmaine, & Mathews, Shane W. (2016) SME international performance in Latin America: The role of entrepreneurial and technological capabilities. In BALAS 2016 Annual Conference, 16 - 18 March 2016, Guayaquil, Ecuador. (Unpublished)

Abstract

SMEs from emerging markets in Latin America are increasingly engaging in internationalization. Nevertheless, there is limited research into how these firms achieve international performance. This study proposes and tests a conceptual model that considers managerial and technology-related capabilities and their impact on international performance of SMEs. The model uses confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to develop the underlying multi-item constructs and structural equation modeling (SEM) to test the model with data from 233 Chilean SMEs. Specifically, the model considers the role of international entrepreneurial orientation and Internet capabilities on international market performance, taking into account the mediating effect of international entrepreneurial opportunity recognition and technology-related international networks. Results show that international entrepreneurial opportunity recognition and international networks mediate the relationship between international entrepreneurial orientation and Internet marketing capabilities on SME international performance.

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ID Code: 91536
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Internet, International entrepreneurship orientation, SME, Chile, Resource-based view
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 04 Jan 2016 22:37
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2016 15:34

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