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Learning by bumping: Pathways of Dutch SMEs to foreign direct investment in Asia

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posted on 04.03.2019 by Michiel Van Meeteren
This paper investigates how eleven Dutch small and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs) transnationalised with East and Southeast Asian economies by means of establishing a foreign subsidiary. The study's aim is to elucidate how firms learned to become a transnational corporation and to gauge the relevance of the firm's external networks in the acquisition of the appropriate knowledge. The paper conceptualises SME transnationalisation as an organisational process that can be understood by theories developed in innovation studies. Through qualitative research on transnationalisation pathways, inferences are drawn on the skills and routines that are necessary to bridge institutional differences and the process by which these skills are acquired and routinised within the firm.

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School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Geography and Environment

Published in

Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie

Volume

106

Issue

4

Pages

471 - 485

Citation

VAN MEETEREN, M., 2014. Learning by bumping: Pathways of Dutch SMEs to foreign direct investment in Asia. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 106 (4), pp.471-485.

Publisher

Wiley © Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

Notes

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: VAN MEETEREN, M., 2014. Learning by bumping: Pathways of Dutch SMEs to foreign direct investment in Asia. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 106 (4), pp.471-485, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/tesg.12121. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

ISSN

0040-747X

eISSN

1467-9663

Language

en

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