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Handbook of Research on International Entrepreneurship Strategy

Handbook of Research on International Entrepreneurship Strategy

Improving SME Performance Globally

Research Handbooks in Business and Management series

Edited by Pervez N. Ghauri and V. H. Manek Kirpalani

This impressive Handbook provides a dynamic perspective on the international entrepreneurial strategies of SMEs, including the role and experience of their founders, as well as the collaboration of these SMEs in networks with larger firms. The expert contributors from all over the world and the editors explore the origin and evolution of internationalizing SMEs, the changing history and the future outlook of this sector. They study the effects of different cultures on the origin and growth of entrepreneurship and SMEs. The Handbook also outlines the various types of Born Globals that emerge from different parts of the world.

Chapter 18: Conclusions and future research

V.H. Manek Kirpalani and Pervez N. Ghauri

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship, international business, strategic management, economics and finance, international business


This conclusions and recommendations chapter summarizes the work in the previous chapters, briefly analyses such work, and presents the overall conclusions drawn by the editors. What is clear is that governments must support growth in their internationalizing SMEs. The macro-picture demands that tax policy actively support the state social and economic policy and favour the pursuit of the latter goals. SMEs can become the major entrepreneurial actors in the future. A series of recommendations and future research suggestions are laid out, which will be specifically useful to SMEs, and in line with how technology factors are propelling economies and society forward in the world of the future.

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