Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2011

Publication Title

Journal of Business Research

Keywords

entrepreneurship; engineers

Disciplines

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1016/j.jbusres.2010.11.024

Version

Postprint

Volume

64

Issue

9

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