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Decision mode, information and network attachment in the internationalization of SMEs: A configurational and contingency analysis

Child, J. and Hsieh, Linda (2014) 'Decision mode, information and network attachment in the internationalization of SMEs: A configurational and contingency analysis.' Journal of World Business, 49 (4). pp. 598-610.

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Abstract

There has been limited attention to the internationalization of SMEs as a decision, and how the use of contrasting decision modes is associated with different information use and patterns of network attachment. This paper offers a new and systematic analysis of the likely associations between decision modes, information use, and network attachment among internationalizing SMEs. The analysis is subsequently contextualized in terms of two contingencies – the knowledge domain of the SME and the international experience of its key decision-maker. By focusing on the relation between a relatively neglected subject – decision modes – and other issues that have been more center-field, the paper contributes to an analytic synthesis in the field of SME internationalization research.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: decision-making, information, SME knowledge domain, network attachment, internationalization
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Finance & Management
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management > Centre for Financial and Management Studies (CeFiMS)
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1016/j.jwb.2013.12.012
Depositing User: Linda Hsieh
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2015 09:44
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/21237

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