Family business internationalisation and networks : emerging pathways
Kampouri, K., Plakoyiannaki, E., & Leppäaho, T. (2017). Family business internationalisation and networks : emerging pathways. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 32 (3), 357-370. doi:10.1108/JBIM-04-2015-0066
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Purpose: The aim of this study is twofold: 1) to provide a meta-synthesis of the current state of knowledge in FB internationalisation research, adopting a network perspective; 2) to highlight emerging themes that may set the stage for future work on FB internationalisation, for the benefit of researchers adopting a network perspective. Methodology: In order to address the twofold purpose of the study, the current paper provides a state-of the art review of 25 peer-reviewed journal articles published from 1993 to 2014. It also presents a meta-synthesis of the theoretical approaches, key findings and concepts that were pinpointed in the review, and proposes emerging key themes that are likely set the stage for future work within this specific field. Findings: The results indicated that since the mid-1990s, research in the field from a network perspective has mainly focused on three aspects, namely: 1) the role of networks and relationships in the internationalisation process, 2) the factors that influence network formation, and 3) strategic/managerial issues in the formation and building of network ties. The current paper pinpoints emerging themes within these three aspects, and proposes future pathways. Research limitations: The review and meta-synthesis are restricted to 25 studies identified in this specific field. Originality: The study comprises an initial attempt to encompass the interface of FB internationalisation and networks. ...
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