An exploratory study of UK based, family-owned, Asian firms' motives for internationalising

Crick, D. and Chaudhry, S. (2013) An exploratory study of UK based, family-owned, Asian firms' motives for internationalising. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 20 (3). pp. 526-547. ISSN 14626004 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to investigate UK based, family-owned, Asian firms' motives for internationalising. Design/methodology/approach: This paper reports on eight interviews with the key decision-makers in UK based, Asian, family-owned firms. Findings: Differences were found between two groups of firms: first, "internationally oriented Asian entrepreneurs" were those whose manufacturing operations were based in the UK but whose businesses were involved in overseas sales; second, "transnational entrepreneurs" were those who operated in two socially embedded environments and leveraged their family's resources in their country of origin in order to serve overseas markets. Originality/value: The contribution of this paper is that it offers socio-cultural insights into issues that motivated these firms to internationalise and especially those that outsourced operations to the Indian sub-continent. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethnic groups, Ethnicity, Family firms, Family-owned firms, Internationalisation, Transnational
Subjects: N100 Business studies
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA19: Business and Management Studies
Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School > Dept. Strategy, Marketing and Economics
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 14:15
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 14:15
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2617

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