Search for dissertations about: "SME"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 64 swedish dissertations containing the word SME.

  1. 1. Decision-making in SME internationalization : The role and use of Control in decisions made under the uncertainties of foreign market expansion

    Author : Luis Oliveira; Martin Johanson; Carin Nordström; Katarina Blomkvist; Högskolan Dalarna; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SME internationalization; non-predictive strategy; control-based strategy; environmental uncertainty; international market performance; Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis; Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys; Mikrodataanalys; Microdata Analysis;

    Abstract : Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make the backbone of virtually all economies but most of them are only marginally engaged with global markets, particularly those from developing countries. Our ability to advise these firms is currently limited for two major reasons: on the one hand, conventional International Business literature treats the firm as a black box and does not advance in decision-making dynamics that are critical to SMEs' foreign expansion; on the other, recent SME internationalization studies have achieved important progress but seem dependent on the use of Effectuation theory to represent the decisions that guide SME internationalization. READ MORE

  2. 2. International network competitiveness : Technical and foreign market knowledge development in international SME networks

    Author : Angelika Löfgren; James Sallies; Institutionen för Marknadsföring och strategi Handelshögskolan i Stockholm; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; International competiveness; SME; International entrepreneurship; Business networks; Innovation; Co-innovation; Internationalization; International entrepreneurship; Network management; Network coordination; Knowledge management; Knowledge development; Business studies; Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : How can small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) compete over time within international networks? This thesis takes a stance in that business network relationships are essential for international SMEs as such networks can provide knowledge and learning opportunities. International network competitiveness is, in this thesis, introduced as a concept that captures SMEs long term performance, resulting from the firms being competitive within international business networks. READ MORE

  3. 3. SME Performance and Its Relationship to Innovation

    Author : Adli Abouzeedan; Magnus Klofsten; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SME performance; performance evaluation; firm efficiency; SIV model; innovation capital; system capital; open capital; business models; Business and economics; Ekonomi;

    Abstract : Current SME performance models suffer from a number of disadvantages. The models use intensively a business ratio approach, they look at SMEs as a homogenous group, they consider firms to be closed systems, they do not directly incorporate the impact of an enterprise’s innovation activities, and finally they are complex and rely on sophisticated statistical refining methods making them unpractical to use by SME managers. READ MORE

  4. 4. From the Soviet to the European Union : A Policy Study of SME Assistance Organising in Lithuania

    Author : Inga Narbutaité Aflaki; Lee Miles; Lars Carlsson; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; policy analysis; implementation; evaluation; policy structures; policy organising; self-organising; institutional change; SME policies; transition success; policy linkage; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : Establishment of a policy linkage between particular outspoken societal needs and their realisation via the body political is critical for recently democratised polities. In Lithuania, a former Soviet bloc country undergoing a complex transition, an urge from various societal groups for successful and adequate policies exemplify the importance of this linkage. READ MORE

  5. 5. SME contractors on the stage for energy renovations? A dramaturgical perspective on SME contractors’ roles and interactions with house owners

    Author : Veronica Carlsson; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : house owners; energy renovations; interactions; single-family houses; action research; SME contractors; business development; dramaturgical theory;

    Abstract : Energy renovations of single-family houses in Sweden are moving slowly, but if energy renovated, these houses hold great potential for decreased energy consumption. This could imply a new area of exploration regarding potential business opportunities for SME contractors. The slow movement of energy renovations creates a challenge however. READ MORE