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Handbook of Research on International Entrepreneurship Strategy
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Handbook of Research on International Entrepreneurship Strategy

Improving SME Performance Globally

9781783471577 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Pervez N. Ghauri, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK and V.H. Manek Kirpalani, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Canada and Honorary Professor, University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
Publication Date: 2016 ISBN: 978 1 78347 157 7 Extent: 432 pp
This impressive Handbook provides a dynamic perspective on the international entrepreneurial strategies of SMEs, including the role and experience of their founders, as well as the collaboration of these SMEs in networks with larger firms. The expert contributors from all over the world and the editors explore the origin and evolution of internationalizing SMEs, the changing history and the future outlook of this sector. They study the effects of different cultures on the origin and growth of entrepreneurship and SMEs. The Handbook also outlines the various types of Born Globals that emerge from different parts of the world.

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This impressive Handbook provides a dynamic perspective on the international entrepreneurial strategies of SMEs, including the role and experience of their founders, as well as the collaboration of these SMEs in networks with larger firms.

The expert contributors from all over the world and the editors explore the origin and evolution of internationalizing SMEs, the changing history and the future outlook of this sector. They study the effects of different cultures on the origin and growth of entrepreneurship and SMEs. The Handbook also outlines the various types of Born Globals that emerge from different parts of the world.

This book will prove essential reading for researchers and students of international business, entrepreneurship and SMEs. Founders of internationalizing SMEs will also learn about novel management practices, whilst educational institutions and governments will find invaluable insights on how to foster and support SMEs in their internationalization efforts.
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‘This book lets you view and understand the crucial nexus of international marketing, particularly market entry, growth, and government activities, and allows you an opportunity to become part of the thinking, planning and discussion. The new vistas offered by this book are substantial.’
– From the foreword by Michael Czinkota, Georgetown University, US
Contributors
Contributors: P. Belyó, F. Celikel Esser, N.F. Crespo, K. Efrat, M. Fontes, S. Freeman, M. Gabrielsson, P. Gabrielsson, V.V. Geldres, G. Gripsrud, B. Hagen, A. Hunneman, S.H. Jang, M.V. Jones, S. Julkunen, J.S. Kim, S. Kimiagari, O. Kuivalainen, M. Lazaris, L.C. Leonidou, N. Li, I. Mandl, I. Martins, I. Molnár, B. Montreuil, N.E.M. Ngasri, A.Z. Nowak, J. Ohn, K. Puumalainen, M. Raatikainen, A. Rialp-Criado, S. Saarenketo, S. Samiee, R. Shneor, V.C. Simões, C.A. Solberg, M.C. Stoian, L. Torkkeli, Y. Vaillant, A. Zucchella
Contents
Contents:

PART I INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGY AND BEHAVIOUR
1. Overview
V.H.Manek Kirpalani and Pervez N. Ghauri

2. Reactive and Proactive International Entrepreneurial Behavior: Causation and Effectuation
Miria Lazaris, Nurul Efifi Mohamad Ngasri and Susan Freeman

3. The Influence of Market Intelligence and Marketing Mix Adaptation Efforts on the Performance of Israeli Born Globals
Rotem Shneor and Kalanit Efrat

4. International Entrepreneurial Networking Strategies: Breaking out as a Global Player
Saara Julkunen, Mika Gabrielsson and Markus Raatikainen

5. Market Strategy of International New Ventures Originating from a Small and Open Economy
Salman Kimiagari, Peter Gabrielsson, Mika Gabrielsson and Benoit Montreuil

6. Where and When? A Longitudinal Study of Export Behavior of New Ventures
Geir Gripsrud, Auke Hunneman and Carl Arthur Solberg

7. Simultaneous Effects Between Innovativeness and Export Behavior in Small Firms: Evidence From Spain
Izaias Martinsa, Alex Rialp-Criado and Yancy Vaillant

8. Managerial Attitude as Antecedent for Network Development for SME Internationalization
M. Cristina Stoian and Pervez N. Ghauri

9. A Process View of New Ventures Internationalization: Exploring the ‘Black Box’
Nuno Fernandes Crespo, Vítor Corado Simões and Margarida Fontes

10. How to Enhance Competitiveness of Polish Economy? SMEs as Innovativeness Stimulator
Alojzy Z. Nowak

PART II INTERNATIONALIZATION OF SMEs AND SELECTED STATE SUPPORT
11. Internationalisation of European SMEs
Irene Mandl and Funda Celikel-Esser

12. Using National Export Promotion Programs to Assist Smaller Firms’ International Entrepreneurial Initiatives
Leonidas C. Leonidou, Saeed Samiee and Valeska V. Geldres

13. The Role of Government in Encouraging Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: The Case of Korean Ventures
Seung Hoon Jang, Jung Seek Kim and Jonathan Ohn

14. International Entrepreneurship Among Finnish SMEs
Olli Kuivalainen, Sami Saarenketo, Lasse Torkkeli and Kaisu Puumalainen

15. The Internationalization of SMEs in Italy
Antonella Zuchella and Birgit Hagen

16. Internationalisation of SMEs in Scotland
Nicolas Li and Marian V. Jones

17. Improving SME Performance Globally: The Hungarian Case
István Molnár and Pál Belyó

18. Conclusions and Future Research
V.H. Manek Kirpalani and Pervez N. Ghauri

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