The Role of Inter-personal Networks in SME Internationalisation

  • Manuel Eberhard

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Abstract

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.
Date of Award15 Jun 2013
LanguageEnglish
Awarding Institution
SupervisorJustin Craig (Supervisor) & Timothy Kiessling (Supervisor)

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The Role of Inter-personal Networks in SME Internationalisation
Eberhard, M. (Author). 15 Jun 2013

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis