Edited by Gerald I. Susman
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) often have difficulty competing in the global economy unless they collaborate with domestic or foreign partners or with public sector organizations. This book addresses the resource leverage and innovation challenges that increased global trade represents for SMEs. In doing so, it explores how SMEs can become more competitive at home and in foreign markets as stand-alone firms or as members of supplier and customer networks.
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- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Exploring the Reach of Innovation-Related Cooperation in Small Firms
- Chapter 3: Innovation, Productivity and Growth: An Analysis of Irish Data
- Chapter 4: Innovation Strategies and Manufacturing Practices: Insights from the 2005 Georgia Manufacturing Survey
- Chapter 5: Economies of Speed: A Conceptual Framework to Describe Network Effectiveness
- Chapter 6: Sourcing of Innovation as Trendsetting in the Imaging Sector: A Comparison between Large MNEs and SMEs
- Chapter 7: The Fastest Growing SMEs in Canada: Their Strategies, e-Commerce and Network Practices
- Chapter 8: Knowledge and Capabilities in Subcontractor’s Evolution: The Italian Case
- Chapter 9: The Communication of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Through the Supply Chain: A SME Perspective
- Chapter 10: A Comparison of the Pace and Pattern of Internationalization by US and Canadian High-Growth Firms
- Chapter 11: The Effects of Product Diversification and International Diversification on SMEs’ Innovation
- Chapter 12: Should High-Technology SMEs Expect to Internationalize by Passing Through a Sequence of Development Stages that Affect Choice of Export Market and Entry Mode?
- Chapter 13: A Comparative Study of Canadian and UK High-Technology SMEs’ Internationalization Processes
- Chapter 14: SME Choice of Export Market and Entry Mode: Theory and Research
- Chapter 15: US States and the Global Economy: Trends and Policies in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest
- Chapter 16: University Research Parks: Untapped Source of Exports from Innovation-based SMEs
- Chapter 17: Issues Surrounding the Internationalization of SMEs: Implications for Policy Makers and Researchers
- DIAMOND V MILLS
- MARKEL CORPORATION
- X-RITE INCORPORATED
- REVERE COPPER PRODUCTS
- LAKE SHORE CRYOTRONICS, INC.
- BROCK SOLUTIONS, INC.
- DALSA CORPORATION
- US SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
- KENNAMETAL INC.
- Name index
- Subject index