SME international business models: The role of context and experience

Child, J. and Hsieh, L. and Elbanna, S. and Karmowska, J. and Marinova, S. and Puthusserry, P. and Tsai, T. and Narooz, R. and Zhang, Y. (2017) SME international business models: The role of context and experience. Journal of World Business, 52 (5). pp. 664-679. ISSN 1090-9516. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2017.05.004) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper addresses two questions through a study of 180 SMEs located in contrasting industry and home country contexts. First, which business models for international markets prevail among SMEs and do they configure into different types? Second, which factors predict the international business models that SMEs follow? Three distinct international business models (traditional market-adaptive, technology-exploiter, and ambidextrous explorer) are found among the SMEs studied. The likelihood of SMEs adopting one business model rather than another is to a high degree predictable with reference to a small set of factors: industry, level of home economy development, and decision-maker international experience. © 2017 Elsevier Inc.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Business model; Internationalization; Industry; Home economy development; International experience; SMEs
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Pushyarag Puthusserry
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2018 10:31 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2018 09:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/67412 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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