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Micromultinationals:: New Types of Firms for the Global Competitive Landscape

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  • Dimitratos, Pavlos
  • Johnson, Jeffrey
  • Slow, Jonathan
  • Young, Stephen
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    In this article, we provide a preliminary discussion on the emerging phenomenon of micromultinationals (mMNEs). We argue that mMNEs constitute a distinct body of internationalised firms different from large multinationals and other types of internationalised small businesses, such as 'global small firms' and 'international new ventures'. We suggest that the prevalence of mMNEs seems to be growing and we explore the objectives that the mMNE may seek. We also provide preliminary evidence of mMNE success characteristics based on the examination of five case firms in three countries: 'envisage globally, strategise locally' appears to be the philosophy that the investigated successful mMNEs espouse and follow. Implications for management and research in this largely unexplored area are discussed.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Management Journal.

    Volume (Year): 21 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 164-174

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    Keywords: Micromultinationals Small and medium-sized firms Constellation and investment modes Success factors;

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    1. Alex Rialp & Josep Rialp & David Urbano & Yancy Vaillant, 2005. "The Born-Global Phenomenon: A Comparative Case Study Research," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Springer, vol. 3(2), pages 133-171, June.
    2. Guest Editors & Ana Teresa Tavares & Stephen Young, 2005. "FDI and multinationals: patterns, impacts and policies," International Journal of the Economics of Business, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(1), pages 3-16.
    3. Eriksson, Taina & Nummela, Niina & Saarenketo, Sami, 2014. "Dynamic capability in a small global factory," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 23(1), pages 169-180.
    4. Gassmann, Oliver & Keupp, Marcus Matthias, 2007. "The competitive advantage of early and rapidly internationalising SMEs in the biotechnology industry: A knowledge-based view," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 42(3), pages 350-366, September.
    5. John Mathews, 2006. "Dragon multinationals: New players in 21 st century globalization," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Springer, vol. 23(1), pages 5-27, March.
    6. Dimitratos, Pavlos & Plakoyiannaki, Emmanuella & Pitsoulaki, Antigoni & Tüselmann, Heinz Josef, 2010. "The global smaller firm in international entrepreneurship," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 19(6), pages 589-606, December.
    7. Dimitratos, Pavlos & Amorós, José Ernesto & Etchebarne, María Soledad & Felzensztein, Christian, 2014. "Micro-multinational or not? International entrepreneurship, networking and learning effects," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 67(5), pages 908-915.
    8. Stephanie Fernhaber, 2013. "Untangling the relationship between new venture internationalization and performance," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Springer, vol. 11(3), pages 220-242, September.
    9. Varma, Sumati, 2008. "International venturing emerging paradigms - a study of the Indian IT industry," MPRA Paper 14028, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    10. Lee Li & Gongming Qian, 2008. "Partnership or self-reliance entry modes: Large and small technology-based enterprises’ strategies in overseas markets," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Springer, vol. 6(4), pages 188-208, December.
    11. Aleluia, João & Leitão, João, 2009. "International Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer: The CDM´s Reality in China," MPRA Paper 16150, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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