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SME international business models: The role of context and experience

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This paper addresses two questions through a study of 180 SMEs located in contrasting industry and home country contexts. First, which business models for international markets prevail among SMEs and do they configure into different types? Second, which factors predict the international business models that SMEs follow? Three distinct international business models (traditional market-adaptive, technology-exploiter, and ambidextrous explorer) are found among the SMEs studied. The likelihood of SMEs adopting one business model rather than another is to a high degree predictable with reference to a small set of factors: industry, level of home economy development, and decision-maker international experience.

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[Child, John] Universities of Birmingham; Universities of Plymouth, UK

[Hsieh, Linda] SOAS University of London, UK

[Elbanna, Said] Qatar University, Qatar

[Karmowska, Joanna] Oxford Brookes University, UK

[Marinova, Svetla] Aalborg University, Denmark

[Puthusserry, Pushyarag] University of Sussex, UK

[Tsai, Terence; Zhang, Yunlu] China-Europe International Business School, China

[Narooz, Rose] Coventry University, UK


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Journal of World Business

ISSN:1090-9516

Year:2017

Issue:5

Volume:52

Page:664-679

ESI Discipline:ECONOMICS & BUSINESS;

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