CREATION OF INTERNATIONALIZATION CAPABILITIES IN FINNISH ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY SME’S
Lebeau, John (2012-06-19)
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The purpose of this study is to identify successful capabilities that Finnish SME’s, in the environmental technology industry, use in their internationalization efforts. It is the goal of this study to create a list of guidelines and capabilities that other SME’s in this industry can use to help be more effective in their internationalization efforts. Through a study of three Finnish SME’s, in the growing environmental technologies sector, several common internationalization capabilities were identified to be helpful in their internationalization process. The common capabilities that were identified were then categorized together to show not only what capabilities were identified but if they came from firm, location or network specific advantages. As a result of the study, three dynamic capabilities were formulated as guidelines. These guidelines are designed so that a SME based in Finland, and in the environmental technology industry, could use them to help them in their own internationalization process.