Abstract

The internationalisation behaviour of young enterprises has captured the attention of academics in the fields of strategic management and business economics, with a variety of studies focusing on the processes, performance and perceived antecedents. These processes, however, failed to explain the disappointing outcomes as regards international entrepreneurship with a significant number of companies so enmeshed by financial restrictions as well as limitations on management flexibility that they have failed to consider internationalisation as an important strategic option. In this paper we seek to reassess the phenomenon of 'consideration' in internationalisation strategies incorporating recent theoretical developments which emphasise a more resource-based perspective.

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