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The internationalization of the Spanish SME sector


  • Sándor Gyula Nagy

    () (Corvinus University of Budapest Faculty of Economics, Budapest, Hungary)


As part of a wider research program, we analysed the theoretical framework and the recent developments of the process of internationalization (transnationalisation) of the small- and medium-sized enterprises in Spain. The paper highlights the main trends and barriers of this internationalization process. Methodology included document analyses, interviews, and the analyses of statistical databases.

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  • Sándor Gyula Nagy, 2013. "The internationalization of the Spanish SME sector," Society and Economy, Akadémiai Kiadó, Hungary, vol. 35(1), pages 71-86, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:aka:soceco:v:35:y:2013:i:1:p:71-86
    Note: The study was supported by European Union and the Hungarian Government (project nr. TÁMOP4.2.1B-09/1KMR-2010-2010-005). It is the result of the research activities in the subproject “The international economic processes and the competitiveness of domestic business”.

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    internationalization; SME; competitiveness; Spain;

    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F29 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Other


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