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International Growth Orientation of Knowledge-Intensive SMES

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As a response to the increasing interest in the internationalisation of knowledge-intensive firms, a measure for analysing their international growth orientation was developed. This measure was applied in empirical setting of Finnish information and communication technology companies. The development of the measure as well as the empirical findings are described in detail, and the validity and the reliability of the measure was secured in various ways. The measure seems both viable and valid, and also the findings appear to be logical, and they give a good basis for further research on the topic.

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Nummela, N., Puumalainen, K. & Saarenketo, S. International Growth Orientation of Knowledge-Intensive SMES. J Int Entrepr 3, 5–18 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10843-005-0350-z

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