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The Uppsala Model’s Applicability on Internationalization Processes of European SMEs, Today - A Case Study of Three Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Tykesson, Daniel and Alserud, Mikael (2011)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
In principal our empirical findings confirm the applicability of the Uppsala Model on SMEs. However we believe the Uppsala Model to be very general. This is the reason why it fails to explain some complexities in the real world. Simultaneously the model’s general approach is also its biggest strength. Since it focuses on explaining the fundamental elements of internationalizing firms it is possible to apply the model to a wide range of situations. Nevertheless in order to increase its understanding we would appreciate to see a stronger integration of entry modes in further developments of the model. Most importantly we want to encourage other researchers to test our hypothesis of “limited commitment” on a greater sample.
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author
Tykesson, Daniel and Alserud, Mikael
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Uppsala Model, Internationalization process, SMEs, Entry modes, Networks, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
2058238
date added to LUP
2011-06-01
date last changed
2012-04-02 19:01:54
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  abstract     = {In principal our empirical findings confirm the applicability of the Uppsala Model on SMEs. However we believe the Uppsala Model to be very general. This is the reason why it fails to explain some complexities in the real world. Simultaneously the model’s general approach is also its biggest strength. Since it focuses on explaining the fundamental elements of internationalizing firms it is possible to apply the model to a wide range of situations. Nevertheless in order to increase its understanding we would appreciate to see a stronger integration of entry modes in further developments of the model. Most importantly we want to encourage other researchers to test our hypothesis of “limited commitment” on a greater sample.},
  author       = {Tykesson, Daniel and Alserud, Mikael},
  keyword      = {Uppsala Model,Internationalization process,SMEs,Entry modes,Networks,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Uppsala Model’s Applicability on Internationalization Processes of European SMEs, Today - A Case Study of Three Small and Medium Sized Enterprises},
  year         = {2011},
}