Internationalization as a strategy for small and medium‐sized enterprises and the impact of regulatory environment: An emerging country perspective

Rahman, Mahfuzur and Akter, Mansura and Radicic, Dragana (2019) Internationalization as a strategy for small and medium‐sized enterprises and the impact of regulatory environment: An emerging country perspective. Business Strategy and Development . ISSN 2572-3170

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Abstract

This study focuses on identification, categorisation and comparison of regulatory barriers to internationalisation for the SMEs from an emerging market context. Primary data were collected to develop and validate a structural model to assess the salient regulatory barriers of internationalisation with a particular attention to the SMEs in Bangladesh. Structured questionnaire has been used to collect data from 212 SMEs operating in Bangladesh. The results indicate that both administrative and economic regulatory barriers are significant for the internationalisation of SMEs whereby administrative regulatory barriers are slightly more substantial. This study provides further discussion from both theoretical and methodological aspects. By developing and validating structural model, this study contributes to the literature on small business and regulation with particular attention to the emerging markets.

Keywords:Emerging Market, Regulatory Barriers, Internationalization, SMEs
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N120 International Business studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:36937
Deposited On:09 Sep 2019 10:57

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