Information internalization and hurdle rates in small and medium enterprise internationalization

Peter W. Liesch, Gary A. Knight

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We investigate the role of information in the internationalization of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Information internalization is fundamentally antecedent to SME internationalization and is being facilitated increasingly by recent important trends. We offer a conceptual explanation and related propositions on information internalization, emphasizing hurdle rate theory for ascertaining the acceptability of firms' internationalization projects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-394
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of International Business Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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