Ethnic ties and ethnic networks and the internationalisation of UK-based Indian small and medium-sized enterprises

K.S. Heyer, K.I.N. Ibeh, S. Young

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Abstract

This paper draws upon on a sample of 21 UK-based Indian small- and medium-sized enterprises to explore the impact of ethnic networks on the internationalisation of minority ethnic businesses. Issues examined include the perceived importance of such networks in the study firms' international expansion and how this perception might have been affected by the firms' overall level of development. It emerged that these network resources provided useful intelligence and contacts that bridged critical gaps in the study firms' international knowledge and experience, and facilitated their selection of international partners, particularly at the early internationalisation stages. The managerial, policy and future research implications of the findings are discussed.
LanguageEnglish
Pages508-525
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2006

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Industry
Ethnic groups
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Internationalization
Minorities
International expansion
Network resources
Ethnic business

Keywords

  • ethnic networks
  • internationalisation
  • small- and medium-sizedenterprises
  • UK
  • India

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In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation , Vol. 6, No. 6, 25.09.2006, p. 508-525.

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