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Context in international business: Entrepreneurial internationalization from a distant small open economy

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posted on 14.04.2021, 08:07 by Eldrede KahiyaEldrede Kahiya
Context matters in International Business, but to what extent does it influence the content of knowledge? This study offers a systematic literature review on the internationalization of New Zealand firms. A geographically isolated small open economy (SMOPEC) with audacious trade aspirations, a strong domestic institutional environment, favorable attitude toward trade, and entrepreneurial small-to-medium size enterprises (SMEs), New Zealand provides an enlightening context to study internationalization. Using a sample of 95 studies, the review identifies antecedents, stimuli, capabilities, strategy, process and outcomes underpinning internationalizing New Zealand firms (INZFs). Context matters but not in the manner anticipated. On one hand research on the internationalization of New Zealand firms is largely congruent with extant knowledge, on the other the New Zealand context shapes uniquely, how and what scholars choose to research.

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Kahiya, E. T. (2020). Context in international business: Entrepreneurial internationalization from a distant small open economy. International Business Review, 29(1), 101621-101621. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2019.101621

Journal title

International Business Review

Volume

29

Issue

1

Publication date

01/02/2020

Pagination

101621-101621

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Publication status

Published

ISSN

0969-5931

Article number

101621

Language

en