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Motivation for Small and Medium-Sized Entrepreneurs for Internationalization on the European Union Market


  • Ivana Mandysová

    (University of Pardubice, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Pardubice)


This study sums up a circumstances related to motivation of SMEs for internationalization process. It provides overview of certain essential areas like European Charter for Small Enterprises, Legislation harmonization etc. The article also provides insights in the ICT sphere as opportunity for SMEs internationalization. The article watches out pitfalls for SMEs going to be internationalized. It sets methodology distinguished by six blocks. Study is finalized by case study of internationalized SMEs.

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  • Ivana Mandysová, 2010. "Motivation for Small and Medium-Sized Entrepreneurs for Internationalization on the European Union Market," Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education, Institute of Economic Sciences, issue 1-2, pages 71-80.
  • Handle: RePEc:ibg:jwejou:y:2010:i:1-2:p:71-80

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    Entrepreneurship; SMEs; internalization of SMEs;

    JEL classification:

    • B21 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Microeconomics
    • B50 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - General
    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior


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