Internationalization patterns of small and medium-sized enterprises

Show simple item record Kuivalainen, R en 2013-09-13T03:02:28Z en 2012 en
dc.identifier.citation International Marketing Review 29(5):448-465 2012 en
dc.identifier.issn 0265-1335 en
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dc.description.abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of the conceptual frameworks and concepts with which the research on internationalization patterns of small and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs) should be conducted. Design/methodology/approach – A comprehensive overview of concepts and a conceptual framework to study internationalization patterns of SMEs is offered. Findings – The complexities of existing definitions and methodologies for researching internationalization patterns are highlighted, and a synthesis of the issues is provided. An integrative model of internationalization pathways, and their antecedents and outcomes is presented. Research limitations/implications – It is recommended that future research focuses especially on the time dimension of internationalization patterns. Future research can contribute to the literature by adopting a longitudinal approach with larger samples and more detailed cases to capture the dynamics of internationalization. Practical implications – Practitioners might map their positions, and look for challenges and opportunities with regard to their chosen internationalization pattern. They can also benchmark other firms’ pathways and fine‐tune their own approach to internationalization. Originality/value – The paper integrates a large body of research in an important research area in international marketing. It also provides guidance on how to conduct future research in the area, and introduces the content of this special issue of the International Marketing Review. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Marketing Review en
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dc.title Internationalization patterns of small and medium-sized enterprises en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/02651331211260331 en
pubs.issue 5 en
pubs.begin-page 448 en
pubs.volume 29 en en
pubs.end-page 465 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 406323 en Business and Economics en Management & Intl Business en
pubs.number 5 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-11-15 en

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