2 October 2008

Call for papers: Internationalisation of Small Firms and International Entrepreneurship Strategy

Call for papers: Internationalisation of Small Firms and International Entrepreneurship Strategy

A special issue of International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

International entrepreneurship (IE) and the internationalisation of SMEs has grown phenomenally since the turn of the century, as governments and businesses continue to exploit the opportunities of globalisation and cooperation between businesses and nations. International activities of entrepreneurs contribute to the development of their home economies and the global economy as a whole, by facilitating innovation and technology transfer, supply of raw materials and parts to MNCs and overseas manufacturers, distribution of goods and services in international markets.

In order to stimulate the success of small businesses world-wide, there is need for a better understanding of entrepreneurial activities, innovation, mode of entry options open to SMEs in international markets. It is also critical to understand international market entry mode options available to small businesses in a global economy. This special issue will address these important areas.

Papers are invited from scholars dealing with the theme of the special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Planning internationalisation and IE
  • International markets and mode of entry
  • International business partnerships and relationship management
  • Power asymmetry and impact on international business relationships
  • Women and minority groups in IE
  • Impact of culture on internationalisation and IE
  • Gender roles in management of IE and the internationalisation process
  • Ethics in IE and ISME
  • Managing international marketing channels
  • Managing IE and the internationalisation process
  • The role of globalisation in IE and the internationalisation of small firms.
  • Globalisation and small suppliers
  • The role of information and communication technology in internationalisation and IE
  • SMEs and international industrial markets
  • International market for innovation
Important Date
The deadline for submission is: July 31, 2009

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