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Core rigidities of micromultinationals: the Scottish experience

Ibeh, K.I.N. and Dimitratos, P. and Johnson, Jeffrey E. and Slow, Jonathan (2009) Core rigidities of micromultinationals: the Scottish experience. In: Internationalization, entrepreneurship and the smaller firm: Evidence from around the world. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 139-149. ISBN 9781847208309

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Abstract

While there are many studies concerning internationalized small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), examination of a special type of internationalized small firm, notably the micromultinational (mMNE) is particularly scant. Drawing on the resource-based view and an in-depth case study analysis of 15 firms in Scotland, the chapter discusses core rigidities that may inhibit growth of mMNEs.