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Author Hilmersson, Mikael
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Mature Market ♦ Baltic State ♦ Baltic Sea Region ♦ Paper Report ♦ Entry Node ♦ Entry Process ♦ New Producer ♦ Low-cost Production ♦ Mature European Market ♦ Network Aspect ♦ Golden Opportunity ♦ Low-cost Product ♦ International Process Theory ♦ Key Word ♦ Ten Former Comecon Country ♦ Low Technology Content ♦ International Business Network ♦ Entry Mode
Abstract The transition of ten former COMECON countries to the EU has offered a golden opportunity to study how SMEs from emerging markets internationalize to mature markets. How have they internationalized? How do firms get out of the trap of low-cost production and low technology content to avoid to get out-competed by new producers of low-cost products? The internationalization of these firms is compared to exporters from mature European markets. The paper reports on research conducted between 2004 and 2007 on SMEs in the Baltic Sea region with researchers participating from eight countries in this region. The research contributes to international process theory by developing the network aspect of the entry node, the entry process, and the entry mode. Key words: international business networks; internationalization processes; subcontractors; emerging markets; Baltic Sea region
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study