Internationalization of SMEs: Toward a New Paradigm

Internationalization of SMEs: Toward a New Paradigm Introduction Internationalization of SMEs: Hamid Etemad Toward a New Paradigm Richard W. Wright There has long been an assumption in most and smaller entrepreneurial firms can take advan- International Business literature, that firms inter- tage of the vast opportunities of international nationalize gradually, in an incremental manner, markets previously exploited almost exclusively after a period of domestic experience and growth. by larger firms. A firm’s first steps are typically characterized as To explore and develop this emerging area of reactive, resulting from unsolicited export orders. research, a pioneering, three-day conference was This stream of literature assumes that firms are held in September 2000 at McGill University, in well established in their domestic market before Montreal, Canada, under the joint auspices of venturing abroad. McGill’s Business and Management Research Recently, scholars in the field of Entrepre- Centre, and the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial neurship have questioned the universality of the Studies. The conference brought together leading stage-theory explanation of firm internationaliza- scholars from international business, and from tion. They point to the inconsistency between the small business/entrepreneurship, to stimulate stage theory and the empirical reality of a growing integration of research in what had previously number of entrepreneurially oriented firms, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Small Business Economics Springer Journals

Internationalization of SMEs: Toward a New Paradigm

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/internationalization-of-smes-toward-a-new-paradigm-38FFIIixWx
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Business and Management; Management; Microeconomics; Entrepreneurship; Industrial Organization
ISSN
0921-898X
eISSN
1573-0913
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1020274419262
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Introduction Internationalization of SMEs: Hamid Etemad Toward a New Paradigm Richard W. Wright There has long been an assumption in most and smaller entrepreneurial firms can take advan- International Business literature, that firms inter- tage of the vast opportunities of international nationalize gradually, in an incremental manner, markets previously exploited almost exclusively after a period of domestic experience and growth. by larger firms. A firm’s first steps are typically characterized as To explore and develop this emerging area of reactive, resulting from unsolicited export orders. research, a pioneering, three-day conference was This stream of literature assumes that firms are held in September 2000 at McGill University, in well established in their domestic market before Montreal, Canada, under the joint auspices of venturing abroad. McGill’s Business and Management Research Recently, scholars in the field of Entrepre- Centre, and the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial neurship have questioned the universality of the Studies. The conference brought together leading stage-theory explanation of firm internationaliza- scholars from international business, and from tion. They point to the inconsistency between the small business/entrepreneurship, to stimulate stage theory and the empirical reality of a growing integration of research in what had previously number of entrepreneurially oriented firms,

Journal

Small Business EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 11, 2004

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve Freelancer

DeepDyve Pro

Price
FREE
$49/month

$360/year
Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed
Create lists to
organize your research
Export lists, citations
Read DeepDyve articles
Abstract access only
Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles
Print
20 pages/month
PDF Discount
20% off