The role of information alignment and entrepreneurial traits on SME internationalization: a conceptual framework

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Abstract

The paper aims to explore the internationalisation decision-making of small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owner/managers. Specifically, structural alignment theory (SAT) and regulatory focus theory (RFT) are utilised to examine the concept of opportunity recognition in the context of internationalisation choices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-214
Number of pages19
JournalManagement Research Review
Volume39
Issue number2
Early online date25 Nov 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016

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Small and medium-sized enterprises
Internationalization
Conceptual framework
Alignment
Opportunity recognition
Decision making
Owner-managers
Regulatory focus theory

Keywords

  • information alignment
  • entrepreneurship
  • SMEs
  • internationalization
  • conceptual model

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