Pathways of SME Internationalization: a bibliometric and systematic review

Dabic, Marina and Maley, Jane F. and Dana, Leo Paul and Novak, Ivan and Pellegrini, Massimiliano Matteo and Caputo, Andrea (2019) Pathways of SME Internationalization: a bibliometric and systematic review. Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal . ISSN 0921-898X

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Abstract

Business is dynamic and rapidly changing. Global markets were previously the playing field of multinational corporations (MNCs), while small and medium enterprises (SMEs) were local; however, the removal of imposed barriers, and recent technological advances in manufacturing, transportation and communications have indorsed SMEs and international entrepreneurs (IE) global access. SMEs and IEs are increasingly fueling economic growth and innovation and these trends are presenting both opportunities and challenges to both MNCs and SMEs in the global arena. This review systematically examines comparative SME and IE research, analyzing (after fine tuning) 762 articles published in leading journals from 1992 to September 2018. Our bibliometric and systematic review classifies SME and IE research findings into three echelons: (i) subjects; (ii) theories; and (iii) methods.

Keywords:internationalization, SMEs, international entrepreneurship, bibliometric analysis
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N120 International Business studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:35346
Deposited On:11 Apr 2019 10:17

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