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How organizational resources may inhibit the internationalization of older SMEs

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conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by M Lazaris, S Freeman
Recent studies highlight the importance of organizational resources on the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In recent years, much of this research has been dominated by studies on international new ventures – firms that internationalize from their inception. Few studies have examined how the resources currently owned by older SMEs might hinder their internationalization. Evidence suggests that firms which internationalize later in their life cycle will have resources, routines and structures in place which may prevent them from internationalizing. Against this background, this paper will explore how the resources owned by older SMEs may inhibit their internationalization. It was concluded that resources such as top management, networks and knowledge, which have previously been associated with increased and rapid internationalization, may inhibit internationalization of older SMEs.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Kennedy J; Di Milia V

Parent Title

Proceedings of the 20th ANZAM Conference [electronic resource] : Management : pragmatism, philosophy, priorities

Start Page

1

End Page

22

Number of Pages

22

Start Date

01/01/2006

ISBN-10

1921047348

Location

Yeppoon, Qld.

Publisher

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Place of Publication

Lindfield, NSW

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Department of Management; International conference;

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. International conference

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