Search for dissertations about: "Internationalization of SMEs"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 12 swedish dissertations containing the words Internationalization of SMEs.

  1. 1. The Creation of International Business Relationships : Experience and Performance in the Internationalization Process of SMEs

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Företagsekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Jukka Hohenthal; Uppsala universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Business studies; Business Relationships; Internationalization; SME; Knowledge; Learning; Experience; Performance; Process; Företagsekonomi; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Business studies; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Företagsekonomi; Business Studies; företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : The present study examines the causal effect of experience on the performance of inter-national business relationships for small and medium-sized business firms. A case study of ten market entry processes in ten Swedish SMEs shows that both experienced and inexperienced firms can succeed in creating a new international business relationship. READ MORE

  2. 2. Pluripotent Dynamic Capabilities in the Internationalization of Firms Focus on Learning, Innovating and Networking in SMEs from Sweden

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Mohammad Reza Saeedi; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Internationalization of SMEs; Firm-specific advantages; Dynamic capabilities; Absorptive capacity; Networking capability; Innovative capability; and PLS-SEM;

    Abstract : Internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has been a considerable concern for international business (IB) scholars. Particularly, for those economies such as Sweden with small local markets, internationalization of SMEs could be fundamental. READ MORE

  3. 3. Internationalization and Performance among Small and Medium-sized Firms A study of furniture producers in Sweden

    University dissertation from Växjö, Kalmar : Linnaeus University Press

    Author : Åsa Devine; Linnéuniversitetet.; [2010]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; export; furniture producer; internationalization; perception of export barriers; performance; small and medium sized enterprises SMEs ; strategy competence; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Business studies; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Företagsekonomi; Forestry and Wood Technology; Skog och träteknik;

    Abstract : Furniture production in Sweden still exists on a comparably small scale. The majority, or more than 99 percent, of all furniture producers in Sweden are small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with less than 250 employees. Despite their size, these firms are, to a large extent, involved in export. READ MORE

  4. 4. Growth through Internationalization A Knowledge Perspective on SMEs

    University dissertation from Jönköping : Internationella Handelshögskolan

    Author : Lucia Naldi; Högskolan i Jönköping.; [2008]
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    Abstract : Drawing on Penrose’s theory of the growth of the firm, the international business literature, the literature on the knowledge-based view, organizational learning, and absorptive capacity, this dissertation addresses four research questions: 1) What are the effects of downstream international activities (sales and marketing completed abroad) and upstream international activities (purchasing, production, and R&D completed abroad) on the acquisition of market knowledge and technological knowledge? 2) What is the role of prior knowledge in these relationships? 3) What are the effects of the newly acquired knowledge on different growth outcomes? 4) What is the role of processes of knowledge transformation and exploitation in these relationships? Addressing these issues has practical relevance for the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). On the one hand, international expansion might provide small and medium-sized firms with additional knowledge, enriching their limited resource base. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Internationalization of SMEs: An Interactive Perspective of Firm-Level Entrepreneurship and Network Structure

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Mojtaba Hosseini; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Small and medium sized enterprises SMEs ; Firm-level entrepreneurship; entrepreneurial orientation; corporate entrepreneurship; internationalization; and business network;

    Abstract : The positive relationship of firm-level entrepreneurship and performance has received much attention in recent years and has become an attractive title in the entrepreneurship literature. This popularity encourages researchers to study the role played by the phenomenon on other organizational outputs such as internationalization. READ MORE