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000002736 245__ $$aThe impact of banks on the internationalizing efforts of SMEs :$$bhelp or hindrance?
000002736 260__ $$c2018-02
000002736 269__ $$a2018-02
000002736 260__ $$aBrisbane, Australia$$b6-9 February 2018
000002736 300__ $$a33 p.
000002736 506__ $$avisible
000002736 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.
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000002736 592__ $$aHEG-FR
000002736 592__ $$bAucun institut
000002736 592__ $$cEconomie et Services
000002736 65017 $$aEconomie/gestion
000002736 655_7 $$afull paper
000002736 6531_ $$9eng$$ainternational strategy for SMEs
000002736 6531_ $$9eng$$ainternationalization support
000002736 6531_ $$9eng$$aearly internationalization
000002736 700__ $$uSchool of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland$$aSchüffel , Patrick
000002736 700__ $$uSchool of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland$$aBaldegger, Rico
000002736 700__ $$uSchool of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland$$aTuchschmid, Nils S.
000002736 700__ $$uSchool of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland$$aKaiser, Alexander
000002736 711__ $$aAustralian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference (ACERE 2018)$$cBrisbane, Australia$$d2018-02-06$$m2018-02-09
000002736 773__ $$tProceedings of Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange Conference 2018 (ACERE 2018)
000002736 8564_ $$uhttps://hesso.tind.io/record/2736/files/Sch%C3%BCffel_2018_impact_of_banks.pdf$$s401662
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