Improving SME Performance Globally
Research Handbooks in Business and Management series
Edited by Pervez N. Ghauri and V. H. Manek Kirpalani
In this chapter, we review small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) internationalization in Scotland from both academic and policy-making stances. After providing some background information on Scottish SME internationalization, it is proposed that SMEs in Scotland follow the ‘ACE’ model as far as policy-makers are concerned. Although statistics shows that Scotland has sustained itself to be an open and innovation-driven economy, the academic attention appears to be limited on Scotland-context research and we call for more empirical efforts to support Scottish SME managers and policy-makers. This chapter concludes with recommendations and future prospects for Scottish SMEs.
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