Small firm internationalisation competence

Lamb, Peter, Liesch, Peter W. and Sandberg, Jorgen (2012). Small firm internationalisation competence. In: Hussain Rammal, Fusion or Fracturing? Implications for International Business: Proceedings of the ANZIBA Annual Conference 2012. Australian and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Annual Conference 2012, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (1-26). 12-14 April 2012.

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Author Lamb, Peter
Liesch, Peter W.
Sandberg, Jorgen
Title of paper Small firm internationalisation competence
Conference name Australian and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Annual Conference 2012
Conference location Adelaide, SA, Australia
Conference dates 12-14 April 2012
Proceedings title Fusion or Fracturing? Implications for International Business: Proceedings of the ANZIBA Annual Conference 2012
Place of Publication Adelaide, SA, Australia
Publisher ANZIBA
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780980789928
Editor Hussain Rammal
Start page 1
End page 26
Total pages 26
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary We reveal competence from the perspective of task accomplishment and what makes performance possible for owner-managers of small internationalising firms. In doing so, we contribute to the emerging topic of small firm internationalisation competence by focusing on the owner-manager rather than on the firm. We contend that competence is not attribute-based but rather is relational in nature. By using a relational approach and applying phenomenography as a qualitative analytic we reveal not only what constitutes small firm internationalisation competence but also revealed is the variation in the way owner-managers organise their knowledge and skills into sets of distinctive competence. Our findings demonstrate that owner-managed small firm internationalisation competence is not defined primarily as a set of attributes or owner-manager characteristics/traits, but rather internationalisation competence is defined by the way owner-managers understand firm internationalisation.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Track 8: International Entrepreneurship Competitive Paper: 68

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