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Micromultinationals: Some preliminary evidence on an emergent star of the international entrepreneurship field

Ibeh, Kevin and Johnson, Jeffrey E. and Dimitratos, Pavlos and Slow, Jonathan (2004) Micromultinationals: Some preliminary evidence on an emergent star of the international entrepreneurship field. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 2 (4). pp. 289-303.

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Abstract

This paper provides some preliminary evidence on the behaviour of the micromultinational, an emergent player in the international entrepreneurship field. Using survey data from the Scottish Council for Development and Industry, it found that mMNEs originate from a mixture of high and low technology sectors and employ Foreign Direct Investment as well as international contractual approaches in servicing their foreign target markets. It also concluded that micromultinationalsrsquo overseas market selection decisions were mainly influenced by market- and knowledge-seeking factors rather than considerations of psychic proximity. The implications of these summary findings for policy, theory and future research are discussed in the paper.

Item type: Article
ID code: 3744
Keywords: multinationals, global SMEs, internationalisation, entry mode, psychic distance, Commerce, Management. Industrial Management, Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Commerce
Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Marketing
Strathclyde Business School
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2007
Last modified: 21 May 2015 08:47
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3744

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