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Entrepreneurial Alertness and Business Model Innovation in Dynamic Markets: International Performance Implications for SMEs

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posted on 2022-10-27, 10:47 authored by Yong Kyu Lew, Nadia Zahoor, Francis Donbesuur, Huda Khan

A significant yet rarely probed question in the international entrepreneurship literature is to what extent and when entrepreneurial alertness (EA) manifests into international performance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Using survey data from 214 SMEs in the United Arab Emirates, this study investigates the relationships between EA, business model innovation (BMI), domestic market dynamism and internationalisation scope of SMEs. The study finds that BMI (i.e., entrepreneurial action) significantly mediates the relationship between EA (i.e., entrepreneurial capability) and SMEs' internationalisation scope (i.e., international performance). Furthermore, when domestic market dynamism is high, the effect of BMI on internationalisation scope is strengthened. These findings provide theoretical and practical implications for international entrepreneurship research in the SME context

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Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Grant Number: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Research Fund

Queen Mary University of London. Grant Number: Queen Mary University of London Research Support

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School of Business, University of Leicester

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  • VoR (Version of Record)

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R and D Management

Publisher

Wiley

issn

0033-6807

Copyright date

2022

Available date

2022-10-27

Language

en

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