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The role of the internet in the internationalisation of small and medium sized companies

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Loane, Sharon (2005) The role of the internet in the internationalisation of small and medium sized companies. Journal of International Entrepreneurship,, 3 (4). pp. 263-277. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1007/s10843-006-7855-y


It is now recognised that many firms are “born global’ and initiate international business from inception or shortly thereafter. They have been influenced by both globalisation and the impact of new ICT technologies. This paper examines the role of the Internet in the internationalisation of a cross national sample of small entrepreneurial firms from Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. The findings are presented, including the role of the Internet in marketing, distribution, business processes and market intelligence and competitor analysis. The role of the Internet as a knowledge building tool is discussed, and areas for future research are presented

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Small firms - Internationalisation - Internet-enabled
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School
Ulster Business School > Department of International Business
Research Institutes and Groups:Business and Management Research Institute
ID Code:12401
Deposited By:Dr Sharon Loane
Deposited On:14 Apr 2010 11:20
Last Modified:14 Apr 2010 11:20

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