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International SMEs from emerging markets—Insights from the Colombian textile and apparel industry

Published on Mar 1, 2016in Journal of International Entrepreneurship
· DOI :10.1007/s10843-016-0170-3
Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez7
Estimated H-index: 7
(EAFIT University),
Eva Cristina Manotas2
Estimated H-index: 2
(National University of Colombia),
Luciano Ciravegna13
Estimated H-index: 13
(INCAE Business School)
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Abstract The internationalization of firms from emerging markets has been studied mainly from the perspective of large firms. Smaller and younger international firms based in emerging markets suffer from underrepresentation in the literature. This study sheds light on the internationalization of emerging market SMEs, focusing on Colombian textile and apparel exporters. Using mixed research methods, it illustrates the role of firm age in influencing internationalization strategy. It examines 1165 export contracts by 50 SMEs, discussing export intensity, speed, and geographic scope using recurrence analysis and cluster analysis. It contributes to international entrepreneurship by exploring new empirical evidence and examining it using a novel methodological approach.
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Guillermo Cardoza8
Estimated H-index: 8
(INCAE Business School),
Gaston Fornes10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UoB: University of Bristol)
+ 2 AuthorsJaime Ruiz Gutiérrez2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Los Andes)
The paper aims to improve the understanding of the determinants of the international expansion of Latin American SMEs. To do this, it adopts an institution theory perspective to study the interaction between public policies and other drivers of SMEs' expansion in four main areas: access to public financial resources; access to public procurement contracts; adverse regulatory and inconsistent legal frameworks; and public assistance on information and knowledge about markets. We collected the data...
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Christian Felzensztein17
Estimated H-index: 17
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Luciano Ciravegna13
Estimated H-index: 13
+ 1 AuthorsJosé Ernesto Amorós16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Universidad del Desarrollo)
During the last 20 years, the literature on internationalized small firms discussed at length the speed of internationalization, illustrating the importance of born globals. The geographic scope of small firm internationalization and its implications for international business and entrepreneurship theories has however been overlooked, especially with regard to firms based in Latin America. This study expands the research agenda on the effects of networks and entrepreneurship orientation for the ...
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Published on Aug 3, 2015in Chinese Management Studies 0.94
Yan Yang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Hunan University),
Fengli Wang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Hunan University),
Shou Chen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Hunan University)
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Published on Jan 1, 2015in Journal of International Business Studies 7.72
Ivo Zander8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Uppsala University),
Patricia P. McDougall-Covin7
Estimated H-index: 7
(IU: Indiana University),
Elizabeth L. Rose14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Aalto University)
Knight and Cavusgil’s award-winning article has played an important role in the development of the growing body of research on companies that internationalize early and rapidly. These “born global” firms represent important contributors to many economies, often as key players in ecosystems that support large multinational enterprises. Despite their growing importance, our understanding of how and why these firms develop and implement their internationalization strategies, and what makes them suc...
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Published on Jan 1, 2015in Journal of International Business Studies 7.72
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Estimated H-index: 60
(GSU: Georgia State University),
Gary Knight28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Willamette University)
Our 2004 Journal of International Business Studies article, “Innovation, Organizational Capabilities, and the Born Global Firm” provided a framework for the phenomenon of early and rapid internationalization among young, entrepreneurial firms. This work can be characterized as an integration of marketing, entrepreneurial, and capability-based thinking around exporting, positioned as the born global exporter. The article also reported findings from a national study of start-up firms that expanded...
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Published on Jan 1, 2015in Journal of International Business Studies 7.72
Nicole Coviello29
Estimated H-index: 29
(WLU: Wilfrid Laurier University)
Knight and Cavusgil’s Journal of International Business Studies Decade Award-winning article offers numerous contributions to international business research. As one example, it advances cross-disciplinary conversation about entrepreneurial internationalization. A critical review of their study reveals, however, that certain findings require reinterpretation. This commentary does so, discussing the resultant implications and the question of when it is (in)appropriate to use the term “born global...
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Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez7
Estimated H-index: 7
(EAFIT University),
Juan Velez-Ocampo2
Estimated H-index: 2
(EAFIT University)
Purpose – This paper aims to provide an examination of the ongoing internationalisation processes undertaken by 30 major multinational Colombian-owned firms. It also presents a theoretical overview and a conceptual framework for the understanding of internationalisation patterns from emerging countries’ multinational enterprises. Design/methodology/approach – This study is built based both on the results collected from comparative case studies based in the literature and empirical observations o...
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Published on May 1, 2014in Journal of Business Research 4.03
Luciano Ciravegna13
Estimated H-index: 13
(INCAE Business School),
Luis López7
Estimated H-index: 7
(INCAE Business School),
Sumit K. Kundu23
Estimated H-index: 23
(FIU: Florida International University)
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Published on Feb 1, 2014in International Business Review 3.64
Amjad Hadjikhani14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Uppsala University),
Annoch Isa Hadjikhani1
Estimated H-index: 1
(MDH: Mälardalen University College),
Peter Thilenius9
Estimated H-index: 9
(MDH: Mälardalen University College)
Commitment in the internationalization process model (IP-model) is challenged by the search for knowledge through experience and interactions. Critics opposing this logic even forced the founder of the model to call for the need for integration of other elements in order to understand irregular behaviour like rapid internationalization, loss of commitment and market exit. Aligned with this call, the paper raises the question of how the IP-model can be applied to analyse both regular/incremental ...
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Published on Jan 1, 2014in British Journal of Management 2.75
Paloma Almodóvar6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Complutense University of Madrid),
Alan M. Rugman56
Estimated H-index: 56
(University of Reading)
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 2
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Estimated H-index: 28
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Estimated H-index: 26
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Estimated H-index: 10
(Autonomous University of Barcelona)
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Estimated H-index: 34
(Ramon Llull University),
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Estimated H-index: 13
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Estimated H-index: 7
(EAFIT University)
Abstract Latin America is an under-researched region that has the potential to yield new and important insights on the internationalization of firms from emerging markets, particularly as compared with the experience of firms from other regions. At the same time, some of the unique features of Latin America are generating new ideas that contribute to a better understanding of how the home country influences the behavior of firms in general and their foreign expansion in particular. In this artic...
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Estimated H-index: 5
(Brunel University London),
Alexander T. Mohr15
Estimated H-index: 15
(WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)
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