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AD-minister 2012, 21

Author: Karen L. Orengo

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AD-minister ISSN: 1692-0279 ad-minister@eafit.edu.co Universidad EAFIT Colombia Orengo, Karen L. Internationalization and Entrepreneurial Orientation.
A Network perspective: Four Cases of Puerto Rican SMEs AD-minister, núm.
21, julio-diciembre, 2012, pp.
55-69 Universidad EAFIT Medellín, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=322327351004 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Internationalization and Entrepreneurial Orientation. A Network perspective: Four Cases of Puerto Rican SMEs Internacionalización y orientación empresarial. Una perspectiva de redes: cuatro casos de pymes puertorriqueñas K aren L.
Orengo1 Received: 02-05-2012 Acepted: 11-10-2012 Abstract This paper examines the dynamic that is generated between the main traits of Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO) –autonomy, innovativeness, risk-taking, proactiveness, and competitive aggressiveness– and network relationships for the international expansion of a business.
The current study uses a qualitative case studies approach.
The main form of data collection was personal interviews with predominantly managing directors, chief executive officers, export managers, and marketing managers.
Our findings suggest that some components of the EO construct reflected by all of the cases are tools to exploit, maintain, and reach foreign markets.
The network relationships become a vital component of the entrepreneurial traits reflected by each case. Keywords: SME; network relationships; entrepreneurial orientation; internationalization; International Business Administration. JEL Classification: M16, L25, L26 1 Ph.D.
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