Evaluating the effects of international exposure from networks ties and mimetic pressure on clustered SMEs in Brazil

Almeida, Plistina, Wickramasekera, Rumintha, & Tan, Alvin (2015) Evaluating the effects of international exposure from networks ties and mimetic pressure on clustered SMEs in Brazil. In Academy of International Business Australia and New Zealand (AIB-ANZ) Chapter Annual Symposium, 20 November 2015, Brisbane, Qld. (Unpublished)


Research on the internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has received increasing attention in recent years due to the important role they play in today’s economic environment. Internationalisation prompting, or awareness, is an already recognised phase of the innovation-related stages model (I-model). This phase of awareness is closely related to the international exposure that a firm may experience during the occasion when it realises its competitors are already internationalising. Although the literature has discussed the various forms in which international exposure may happen, there has been limited attention given to the extent of its effect on the internationalisation of clustered SMEs that behave according to the I-Model. This study will assess the applicability of the I-Model in a dynamic, competitive and co-operative setting of an industrial cluster. It also evaluates the impact (if any) of international exposure derived from networks and the mimetic pressure that these firms may experience due to their embeddedness in an industrial cluster. Results from this study will indicate the effectiveness of the improved adapted model that will provide a richer insight for both academic researchers and policy makers.

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ID Code: 92992
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Internationalisation, Networks, Industrial Cluster
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > International Business (150308)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 17 Feb 2016 06:36
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 14:46

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