Insights into entrepreneurial orientation of Japanese traditional manufacturing SMEs

Oe, Hiroko, Do, Hang and Yamaoka, Yasuyuki (2016) Insights into entrepreneurial orientation of Japanese traditional manufacturing SMEs. In: 61st International Council for Small Business (ICSB) World Conference 2016: Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Society – Transforming Our World Together; 15-18 Jun 2016, New York, U.S..

Full text not available from this archive.

Abstract

This paper seeks to examine the interplay between entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and SMEs’ internationalisation behaviour. Drawing on the three case studies of Japanese traditional manufacturing SMEs, we seek to understand the key drivers and constraints behind their internationalisation decision. Our study revealed that the most differentiated orientation is related to their perception of ‘risk’ and ‘competition’. Risk taking is seen as the nature of the business that enables them to sustain in the market. Whereas, competition is seen as the motivation to develop in order to support their industry and to be successful in the international market.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: 61st International Council for Small Business (ICSB) World Conference 2016: Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Society – Transforming Our World Together
Organising Body: International Council for Small Business
Research Area: Business and management studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law > Small Business Research Centre
Depositing User: Hang Do
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 10:00
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2016 10:00
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/35606

Actions (Repository Editors)

Item Control Page Item Control Page