Understanding the influence of business networks and the internet on SME internationalisation speed and performance

Nathan McGrath, David Gray

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Abstract

There is currently limited academic research devoted to empirically examining how business networks and the internet together influence rapid internationalisation, or how rapid internationalisation impacts performance. Therefore, this research develops and tests a comprehensive framework to examine the internet and business networks as enablers of rapid internationalisation and the impact this has on performance. Interview data collected from four managers of medical software SMEs supports the propositions of this research. The findings highlight the significance of internet assisted communication within a business network to enable rapid internationalisation and provide insights into rapid internationalisation and performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew insights into operating across borders
Subtitle of host publicationfrom traditional to emerging markets : proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy 2013
EditorsRobert Jack, Lucy Taksa
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherANZIBA
Pages1-26
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9780980789935
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventAnnual Australia & New Zealand International Business Academy Conference - Sydney
Duration: 18 Apr 201320 Apr 2013

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Australia & New Zealand International Business Academy Conference
CitySydney
Period18/04/1320/04/13

Keywords

  • internationalisation
  • networks
  • Small-and-Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
  • the internet
  • software
  • Australia

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