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000002081 245__ $$aThe role of banks in the internationalization process of SMEs :$$bblessing or curse?
000002081 260__ $$aDubai, United Arab Emirates$$b2-5 July 2017$$c2017
000002081 269__ $$a2017-07
000002081 300__ $$a33 p.
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000002081 520__ $$9eng$$aThis study investigates the role of banks in the internationalization process of small and medium sized enterprises (SME). It first proposes a conceptual model of the effects a bank’s involvement in the internationalization activities of an SME may have and subsequently tests it. As banks may serve as facilitators for internationalizing SMEs we argue that high levels of bank involvement yield benefits to the internationalizing SME. Ceteris paribus it is therefore expected that SMEs which cooperate closely with their banks throughout their internationalization process internationalize broader and faster. The empirical results from the analysis of internationalizing Switzerland-based SMEs support this notion. SMEs that closely work with their corporate banks fare significantly better in their internationalization endeavors than their peers which do not involve banks. Moreover the involvement of banks has a positive effect on the levels of entrepreneurial orientation and the opportunity recognition capabilities of SME. The article contributes to the ongoing dialog in international business entrepreneurship literatures, especially by suggesting new antecedents to the internationalization success of SMEs.
000002081 546__ $$aEnglish
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000002081 592__ $$cEconomie et Services
000002081 65017 $$aEconomie/gestion
000002081 6531_ $$9eng$$ainternational strategy for SMEs
000002081 6531_ $$9eng$$ainternationalization support
000002081 6531_ $$9eng$$aearly internationalization
000002081 655_7 $$afull paper
000002081 700__ $$aSchueffel, Patrick$$uSchool of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
000002081 700__ $$aBaldegger, Rico$$uSchool of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
000002081 700__ $$aTuchschmid, Nils$$uSchool of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
000002081 700__ $$aKaiser, Alexander$$uSchool of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
000002081 711__ $$aAIB 2017 Annual Meeting$$cDubai, United Arab Emirates$$d02/07/2017 / 05/07/2017
000002081 773__ $$tProceedings of the AIB 2017 Annual Meeting
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