Emerging patterns of international business: Implications for public policy

Gary A. Knight, Attila Yaprak

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Increasing numbers of small and medium sized firms (SMEs) are becoming active in international business. This phenomenon is being facilitated by numerous trends in the macro-environment of the firm. However, SMEs are typically quite resource-constrained relative to their larger, traditional rivals. Many SMEs fail to bridge the gap between initial exporting efforts and ultimate success abroad. We propose a number of programs that governments can implement to help SMEs in overcoming the initial, challenging period of internationalization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobalization, the Multinational Firm, and Emerging Economies
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000

Publication series

NameAdvances in International Marketing
ISSN (Print)1474-7979


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