TITLE

A cross-national study on the impact of management teams on the rapid internationalization of small firms

AUTHOR(S)
Loane, S.; Bell, J.D.; McNaughton, R.
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Journal of World Business;Dec2007, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p489
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract: While the importance of top management teams in the formation and development of new ventures is well recognised, their impact on the rapid internationalization of such firms remains relatively under-researched. This article presents the findings of a cross-national study conducted in Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand that demonstrate the significant impact that such teams have in creating the core internal capabilities and leveraging the external resources required for rapid and dedicated internationalization. The need to augment the management team in order to address key resource or knowledge gaps and/or to expand international networks is also evident among many firms, as is the impact of changes in team structures on business strategy and internationalization. Directions for future research and implications for public policy in support of rapidly internationalizing small firms are presented and discussed.
ACCESSION #
27356348

 

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