2 PM, Seminar room, Department of Economics and Management
Speaker: Antonella Zucchella, University of Pavia
Much part of international business literature has been dominated by smaller firms as “children of a lesser God”. They grow abroad either marginally and occasionally or later and slower. This is mainly attributed to resources paucity. The Italian studies have the merit to have been among the first to highlight a partially different story. Also German contributions tried to uncover different angles of the international SMEs universe.
Starting from the ‘90s international entrepreneurship literature gained momentum throughout the world, high lightening a different approach to international growth by smaller and younger firms, based on early and fast internationalization.
I shall discuss both the state of the literature in these fields and some recent empirical works, trying to systematize the state of the art and to identify possible novel research streams.