Key success factors of SME internationalisation : A cross-country perspective

Abstract : This collective book offers a cross-country perspective on the internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Scholars from prestigious institutions in Europe, North America, Australia and China provide new insights on how SMEs develop and perform their international activities. Their innovative approach is particularly useful to understand the major role played by SMEs in today’s global economy. The authors identify key factors that facilitate the international expansion of SMEs. They explain how SMEs can succeed their development in both mature and emerging economies. Their findings are based on quantitative surveys and in-depth case-studies. Recommendations are provided to help SME managers increase the performance of their international activities. The book is coordinated and written by renowned scholars from twelve countries (Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States), who have gained a recognised expertise on the internationalisation of SMEs: Catherine Axinn, Alexandra Baba, Luisa Campos, Alfredo D’Angelo, Noémie Dominguez, Ulf Elg, Susan Freeman, Pervez N. Ghauri, Birgit Hagen, Katharina Maria Hofer, Olli Kuivalainen, Richard Lacoursiere, Jani Lindqvist, Antonio Majocchi, Ulrike Mayrhofer, Niina Nummela, José Pla-Barber, Christiane Prange, Mika Ruokonen, Sami Saarenketo, Stefan Schmid, Maria Cristina Sestu, Josée St-Pierre, Gabriele Suder, Lasse Torkkeli, Sophie Veilleux, Cristina Villar García, Youzhen Zhao and Antonella Zucchella.
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Noémie Dominguez, Ulrike Mayrhofer. Key success factors of SME internationalisation : A cross-country perspective . Emerald, 2018, ⟨⟩. ⟨hal-01832457⟩



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