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Title: An investigation into the factors underpinning the early rapid internationalisation of young South African high technology firms : a resource based approach
Author: Masango, Shingairai
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2010
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This thesis investigates the internationalisation of South African Early Rapidly Internationalising Small Firms (ERISFs). Although there has been a shift towards incorporating young small firms from knowledge intensive industries within International Business studies, research on such firms from emerging economies is lacking. There is limited empirical evidence on ERISFs from Sub-Saharan African emerging economies, and the applicability of concepts and theoretical models underpinning the internationalisation of such firms. The potential of ERISFs from emerging economies in enriching and extending the theoretical developments within International Business has largely been ignored. As a result, this research seeks to fill this gap by using the resource based view to link the relevant key concepts which underpin the internationalisation of South African ERISFs.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: HF Commerce