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dc.contributor.authorKontinen, Tanja
dc.contributor.authorOjala, Arto
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-05T08:29:57Z
dc.date.available2012-09-05T08:29:57Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationKontinen, T., & Ojala, A. (2012). Internationalization pathways among family-owned SMEs. <i>International Marketing Review</i>, <i>29</i>(5), 496-518. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1108/02651331211260359" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1108/02651331211260359</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_21596753
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_51889
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/38463
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this paper is to increase understanding of the internationalization of family firms; to investigate how the framework by Bell et al. on the internationalization patterns of firms could explain the internationalization pathways taken by family-owned small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); and to identify typical patterns and features in the various pathways taken by family-owned SMEs. Design/methodology/approach: This paper reports findings from an in-depth multiple case study with eight Finnish family-owned SMEs. Findings: The ownership structure had the most important role in defining the internationalization pathways followed by the family-owned SMEs: a fragmented ownership structure led to traditional internationalization pathway whereas a concentrated ownership base led to born global or born-again global pathways. Practical implications: Family entrepreneurs should carefully consider the division of ownership and seek to build new relationships in foreign markets, in addition to their primary co-operators. Originality/value: The authors extend the integrative model of small firm internationalization by Bell et al. toward family-owned SMEs and highlight the most important dimensions in the different internationalization pathways of family SMEs. The ownership dimension is integrated within discussion on differing internationalization pathways. The authors utilize a family business specific perspective (the stewardship perspective), in order to understand the specific features of internationalization among family SMEs, and also how these features differ between family SMEs and other firms.fi
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Marketing Review
dc.subject.otherFamily firms
dc.subject.otherFamily SMEs
dc.subject.otherFinland
dc.subject.otherInternational business
dc.subject.otherInternationalization
dc.subject.otherOwnership
dc.subject.otherPathways
dc.subject.otherSmall to medium-sized enterprises
dc.subject.otherStewardship
dc.titleInternationalization pathways among family-owned SMEs
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201208312289
dc.contributor.laitosKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.laitosTietojenkäsittelytieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosSchool of Business and Economicsen
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Computer Science and Information Systemsen
dc.contributor.oppiaineYrittäjyysfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineTietoyhteiskunta, viestintä ja liiketoimintafi
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2012-08-31T03:30:06Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange496 - 518
dc.relation.issn0265-1335
dc.relation.numberinseries5
dc.relation.volume29
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dc.rights.copyright© Emerald. This is an author's final draft version of an article whose final and definitive version has been published in the journal 'International Marketing Review' by Emerald.
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dc.relation.doi10.1108/02651331211260359


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