This dissertation examines the relationship between managers' inter-personal networks and SME internationalisation. The author argues that the confounding effects derived from inter-personal networks on SME internationalisation are determined by the means with which they are acquired, i.e. a formal versus informal setting. This dissertation's results indicate that, while formal inter-personal networks positively influence SME internationalisation, the opposite holds for informal inter-personal networks.
Year Manuscript Completed
Business Administration, General (0310)
Small to medium-sized enterprises; Business enterprises; Small business; Internationalisation; Family firm
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