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SMALLER MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT:A Longitudinal Exploration

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  • George Tesar

    (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA; Umeå University, Sweden)

  • Hamid Moini

    (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA)

  • John Kuada

    (Aalborg University, Denmark)

  • Olav Jull Sørensen

    (Aalborg University, Denmark)

Abstract

This book provides an overview of approaches to internationalization as experienced by smaller manufacturing enterprises over a relatively long period of time — the 35-year period from 1974 to 2009. The original research on which this study is based dates back to the mid-1970s, when academic interest in export studies, market entry modes, and internationalization approaches, among others, have their origins. With practical examples of companies from both inside and outside the USA, readers will be able to understand how smaller manufacturing enterprises approach the world of international commerce, how they prepare themselves for it, and what really draws them into the world of international commerce.

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  • George Tesar & Hamid Moini & John Kuada & Olav Jull Sørensen, 2010. "SMALLER MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT:A Longitudinal Exploration," World Scientific Books, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., number p686, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:wsi:wsbook:p686
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    Keywords

    Internationalization; SMEs; Enterprises; Manufacturing; Longitudinal Study;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • P42 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Productive Enterprises; Factor and Product Markets; Prices
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship

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