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The Process of Internationalization in Emerging SMEs and Emerging Economies

Edited by Hamid Etemad, Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Canada
This book, the fourth volume in the McGill International Entrepreneurship series, brings together 27 top scholars to explore the structural complexities, evolving relations and dynamic forces that are shaping a new system of multi-polar, multi-level international business relations. It examines entrepreneurial efforts and relations in different national and corporate cultures, each embedded in and also constrained by country-specific socio-economic structures and each vying for consumer attentions in competitive global markets.
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Publication Date: 2013
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
This book, the fourth volume in the McGill International Entrepreneurship series, brings together 27 top scholars to explore the structural complexities, evolving relations and dynamic forces that are shaping a new system of multi-polar, multi-level international business relations. It examines entrepreneurial efforts and relations in different national and corporate cultures, each embedded in and also constrained by country-specific socio-economic structures and each vying for consumer attentions in competitive global markets.

The new millennium has experienced much rapid change, much of it implicit, intangible and not covered by the headlines of the popular press. The bipolar business system of the 20th century that prioritized the relationship between firms and consumers of developed countries is giving way to an emerging multi-polar and multi-level international system that considers consumers and companies in developing economies as well. In this book, scholars from around the world analyze the nascent architecture and relations in this quickly evolving system. They explore the structural complexities, evolving relations, and dynamic forces that are shaping and re-shaping the new system and examine entrepreneurial efforts and relations that cement its structure. The chapters in this volume portray the operating conditions of firms across 14 emerging country environments and industries ranging from basic foods and information technology to
complex business processes.

Students and professors of international business, entrepreneurship, marketing and management studies will find this volume an indispensable addition to the literature.
‘This book presents extremely valuable and interesting research that will contribute to the fields of IE and SME internationalization in the context of emerging economies.’
– Yumiao Tian, International Journal of Entrepreneurship
Contributors: C.F. Agapito, D. Bek, T. Binns, K. Brydon, W. Coyle, L.-P. Dana, E. Dmitrienko, U. Dornberger, H. Etemad, C. Felzensztein, T. Galkina, F. Ghanatabadi, C. Keen, D. Khanduja, K.K. Leung, R.B. McNaughton, V. Minina, M.N.U. Nabi, E. Nel, J. Olavarría, C. Richardson, A. Shatalov, G. Shirokova, R. Singh, J.A. Sy-Changco, T. Vissak, M. Yamin
Contents:

1. Introduction and Overview
Hamid Etemad

PART I: THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF SMEs’ INTERNATIONALIZATION
2. Internationalization Theories and International Growth of Smaller Firms from Emerging Markets
Hamid Etemad

3. Broadening the Domain of International Entrepreneurship: Towards the Consolidation of the Field
Tamara Galkina

4. The Internationalization of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises from Emerging Economies
Christian Keen

PART II: FACTORS IMPACTING INTERNATIONALIZATION OF SMEs IN EMERGING MARKETS
5. Impact of Entrepreneurs on the Process of Internationalization of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Iran
Firouzeh Ghanatabadi

6. Internationalization Facilitated by Estonian Roots and Swedish Knowledge: Sixteen Cases
Tiia Vissak

7. Explaining the International Entry and Expansion of Firms from Developing Countries from a Capability Point of View: Test Results from Ethiopia, Bolivia, Vietnam and Bangladesh
Utz Dornberger and Md. Noor Un Nabi

8. Growth Factors in Russian Entrepreneurial Firms
Galina Shirokova, William Coyle and Alexander Shatalov

PART III: INTERNATIONALIZATION IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE AND EMERGING ECONOMIES: THE IMPACT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, FIRM CHARACTERISTICS AND INSTITUTIONAL HERITAGE
9. Internationalization and Post-IPO Performance
Kin Kwok (Sam) Leung and Rod B. McNaughton

10. Fair Trade and Alternative Food Networks in the Internationalization of Small-Scale Rural Entrepreneurs in South Africa
Etienne Nel, Tony Binns and David Bek

11. Firm and Ownership Structures and Internationalization: Two Case Studies of Firms in the New Zealand Seafood Industry
Kelley Brydon, Léo-Paul Dana and Hamid Etemad

12. Socio-Cultural Dynamics, Entrepreneurial Values and Client–Provider Partnerships in the Outsourcing Industry
Joseph A. Sy-Changco, Chito F. Agapito and Ramendra Singh

13. Exploring the Ambience of ‘International Entrepreneurship’ Among SMEs in India
Dinesh Khanduja

PART IV: THE IMPACT OF PUBLIC POLICY AND THE HOME-COUNTRY ENVIRONMENT ON INTERNATIONALIZATION OF SMALLER FIRMS
14. Development of Small Innovative Enterprises in Russia: Internationalization Issues
Elena Dmitrienko and Vera Minina

15. The Impact of Industrial Clusters on Internationalization: The Case of SMEs in Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Corridor
Christopher Richardson and Mo Yamin

16. Regional Systems of Innovation and Knowledge Entrepreneurship in Natural Resource-based Clusters
Christian Felzensztein and Jaime Olavarría

17. Reflections and Conclusions
Hamid Etemad

Index