Micromultinationals: Some preliminary evidence on an emergent star of the international entrepreneurship field

Kevin Ibeh, Jeffrey E. Johnson, Pavlos Dimitratos, Jonathan Slow

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This paper provides some preliminary evidence on the behaviour of the micromultinational, an emergent player in the international entrepreneurship field. Using survey data from the Scottish Council for Development and Industry, it found that mMNEs originate from a mixture of high and low technology sectors and employ Foreign Direct Investment as well as international contractual approaches in servicing their foreign target markets. It also concluded that micromultinationalsrsquo overseas market selection decisions were mainly influenced by market- and knowledge-seeking factors rather than considerations of psychic proximity. The implications of these summary findings for policy, theory and future research are discussed in the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-303
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of International Entrepreneurship
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • multinationals
  • global SMEs
  • internationalisation
  • entry mode
  • psychic distance

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