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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.