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The international entrepreneurial firms' social networks

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  • Manuel Portugal Ferreira

    () (Instituto Politécnico de Leiria)

  • Fernando Ribeiro Serra

    () (Unisul Business School)

  • João Carvalho Santos

    () (Instituto Politécnico de Leiria)

Abstract

ABSTRACT This paper investigates theoretically the importance and impact of the international entrepreneurial firms? (IEFs) social networks on selected firms? strategies. We focus specifically on some core attributes of IEFs and the impact of social networks on such strategies as the choice of the foreign markets to operate and the foreign entry modes. The social networks are a major driver of the internationalization from inception and help in overcoming a variety of physical and social resource limitations as well as transactional hazards. We conclude that it is likely that both some fundamental characteristics of the IEFs and those of the foreign markets entered account for these firms reliance on their social networks.

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  • Manuel Portugal Ferreira & Fernando Ribeiro Serra & João Carvalho Santos, 2007. "The international entrepreneurial firms' social networks," Working Papers 7, globADVANTAGE, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.
  • Handle: RePEc:pil:wpaper:7
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    1. Yakara Vasconcelos Pereira LEITE & Walter Fernando Araújo de MORAES & Viviane Santos SALAZAR, 2016. "International Entrepreneurship In Agribusiness," Revista Galega de Economía, University of Santiago de Compostela. Faculty of Economics and Business., vol. 25(1), pages 143-158.

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    Keywords

    entrepreneurship; international entrepreneurial firms; social networks; internationalization;

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    • M1 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration

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