Title: All roads lead to Rome : internationalization pathways of family-owned SMEs
Authors : Stieg, Philipp
Hora, Wolfgang
Niemand, Thomas
Kraus, Sascha
Filser, Matthias
et. al : No
Published in : International journal of business strategy
Volume(Issue) : 17
Issue : 3
Pages : 47
Pages to: 64
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Sandeep R. Khade
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2017
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Family firm; Internationalization; SME; Socio-emotional wealth
Subject (DDC) : 658.4: Executive Management
Abstract: This study aims to investigate how different configurational sets of Socio-Emotional Wealth (SEW), Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO), Collaboration Intensity (CI), Absorptive Capacity (AC), and Relational Knowledge (RK) shape the international performance of family-owned firms. Drawing on a sample of 297 small and medium-sized (SMEs) family firms, we applied a Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA). Results indicate that several combinations of these family firm characteristics can lead to international success, with no permanently required key characteristic. By this, we broaden the understanding of the intersection between family firm and SMEs internationalization with respect to the major intra-organizational and network-related variables. Second, from a practical perspective, we offer family-owned SMEs a basis for setting up internal capabilities to achieve international success.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE)
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
DOI : 10.18374/IJBS-17-3.6
ISSN: 1553-9563
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/17552
Appears in Collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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