Digitalization, entrepreneurial orientation & internationalization of micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises

Hervé, Annaële (University of Lorraine, France) ; Schmitt, Christophe (University of Lorraine, France) ; Baldegger, Rico (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

Nowadays, we are living in a digitally connected global economy that is completely transforming trade in foreign markets and exposing firms, particularly micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), to major changes and new opportunities. As the use of digital technologies is creating more fluidity and nonlinearity across time and space in entrepreneurial processes, our research adopted a conceptual process to investigate how the digital transformation of MSMEs will support decision-makers in international businesses. Based on a quantitative research design, we demonstrate that the more a company digitalizes its functions, the more it favours entrepreneurial behavior to lead successful strategic decisions in foreign markets. Our results are discussed in detail and we propose several ways to benefit from opportunities arising from the use of digital technologies.


Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG-FR
Institute:
Aucun institut
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Date:
2021-04
Pagination:
13 p.
Published in:
Technology Innovation Management Review
Numeration (vol. no.):
2020, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 5-17
DOI:
ISSN:
1927-0321
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