International opportunity recognition among small and medium-sized family firms

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dc.identifier.citation Kontinen, T., & Ojala, A. (2011). International opportunity recognition among small and medium-sized family firms. <em>Journal of Small Business Management</em>, 49 (3), 490-514. <a href="">doi:10.1111/j.1540-627X.2011.00326.x</a> fi
dc.identifier.issn 0047-2778
dc.identifier.other TUTKAID_42447
dc.description.abstract Current research in the field of entrepreneurship emphasizes the importance of opportunity recognition as a key element in the entrepreneurial process. It has been recognized that network ties, activeness and alertness, and prior knowledge are related to how entrepreneurs recognize new opportunities. However, it is unclear how important these factors are when a firm explores opportunities for entry into a foreign market. In this exploratory case study, covering the international opportunity recognition of eight family-owned SMEs, we found that the firms in question mainly recognized international opportunities by establishing new formal ties rather than using existing informal or family ties. The findings also indicated that due to the small size and the flexibility of the management team in family SMEs, these firms were able to react quickly to new international opportunities. However, there was no direct relationship between the prior knowledge of the firms and their international opportunity recognition. In addition, we found that trade exhibitions formed the primary context for the international opportunity recognition of the SMEs in this study. These findings motivate a set of five propositions that may lead to further studies on this topic. fi
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Small Business Management
dc.rights openAccess fi
dc.rights © 2011 International Council for Small Business. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Blackwell. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher
dc.subject.other kansainvälistyminen; kansainvälisten mahdollisuuksien havaitseminen; perheyritykset fi
dc.subject.other international opportunity recognition; family SMEs fi
dc.subject.other internationalization fi
dc.title International opportunity recognition among small and medium-sized family firms
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011111711691
dc.subject.kota 512
dc.contributor.laitos Kauppakorkeakoulu
dc.contributor.oppiaine Yrittäjyys fi
dc.identifier.volume 49
dc.identifier.issue 3
jyx.tutka.pagetopage 490-514
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1540-627X.2011.00326.x 2011-11-17T07:27:07Z
dc.description.version Final Draft
dc.type.coar journal article
dc.description.reviewStatus peerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange 490-514
dc.relation.issn 0047-2778
dc.relation.issue 3
dc.relation.volume 49
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.rights.accessLevel openAccess

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