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Entrepreneurial orientation, management commitment, and human capital: The internationalization of SMEs in India

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  • Javalgi, Rajshekhar (Raj) G.
  • Todd, Patricia R.
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    Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make sizeable contributions to the economic success of nations. Research concerning the internationalization of SMEs is available in the context of developed economies but less is can be found dealing specifically with the entrepreneurial behavior and international expansion of SMEs in emerging markets such as India. This research extends the literature addressing the relationships surrounding the internationalization of SMEs in India as related to entrepreneurial behavior, firm resources, and commitment to internationalization. Entrepreneurial orientation, a commitment to internationalization, and the ability to leverage human capital influence the international success of Indian SMEs, based on the analysis of data collected from 150 Indian SMEs.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Business Research.

    Volume (Year): 64 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 9 (September)
    Pages: 1004-1010

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    Keywords: Entrepreneurship Management commitment Human capital Internationalization Emerging markets Indian SMEs;

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