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Managing Across Theories: - A profound study of International Entrepreneurship in the field of internationalization  theories
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The world market has during recent decades become an increasingly globalized arena, in which lowered trade barriers, enhanced technology, worldwide communication and containerization have made internationalization an easily obtainable option for companies. The once dominating multinational enterprises are present day challenged by small- and medium sized enterprises as global actors, and competitiveness is an ever-increasing factor, making the pursuit and exploitation of opportunities essential.


The International Entrepreneurship Theory has during the last two decades emerged as a theory explaining the phenomena of small- and medium sized enterprises internationalizing their operations at an early age; a theory comprehending entrepreneurial behavior, the ability to explore and take advantage of opportunities overlooked by others in order to create value in the organization.


The purpose of this thesis is to create an understanding of the emergence, definition and theoretical framework of the International Entrepreneurship Theory. By implementing a deductive research approach and a quantitative research method, empirical data is collected in order to confront the theoretical framework in the analysis. The analysis will further be the basis for conclusions and recommendations that will conclude our thesis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 87 p.
Keyword [en]
Internationalization, International Entrepreneurship, Uppsala Internationalization Model, Network Model, Resource Based View, Entrepreneurial Behavior, Small- and Medium Sized Enterprises, International New Ventures
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-12183OAI: diva2:421155
Subject / course
Business Administration - Other
Educational program
International Business Programme, 180 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-06-16 Created: 2011-06-07 Last updated: 2011-06-16Bibliographically approved

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