Towards Understanding Small Firm Internationalisation - A Technology Based SME Focus

Bhowmick, Sanjay (2005) Towards Understanding Small Firm Internationalisation - A Technology Based SME Focus. In: Frontiers of e-business research 2004: eBRF conference proceedings. Tampere University Press, Tampere, Finland, pp. 758-770.

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Abstract

This paper looks beyond the main theories of internationalisation, and at the opportunity paradigm in entrepreneurship theory, to explain the internationalisation processes in three small technology based firms. It argues that the internationalisation theories, ie, the stages theories, the economic theories and the network theories form a partial model for understanding the internationalisation of technology based SMEs. This paper adopts the opportunity perspective from existing entrepreneurship theories to enhance understanding of the internationalisation process of selected small technology firms. It hypothesises that “opportunity enactment” plays a major role in technology SME internationalisation and merits more attention. It describes the selection of firms and specific hypotheses to examine in
the ongoing in-depth empirical study.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Sanjay Bhowmick
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2014 09:21
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:10
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/15950

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