Previous literature disagrees on the fact that innovation and internationalization are decisions with a complementary effect on the performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) performance. We reconcile the contrasting views on this topic by using a dynamic capability perspective. We show that the simultaneous involvement in research and development (R&D) and export activities positively impacts SMEs’ profitability when such firms collaborate with universities and research centers, or when their international experience involves a diverse set of geographical markets. The magnitude of these moderations is different for low and high performers, thereby showing the lack of a “one best way” to successfully achieve complementarity between R&D and internationalization decisions.
Dealing with the tensions between innovation and internationalization in SMEs: A dynamic capability view / Battaglia, Daniele; Neirotti, Paolo. - In: JOURNAL OF SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 1540-627X. - ELETTRONICO. - (2020).
|Titolo:||Dealing with the tensions between innovation and internationalization in SMEs: A dynamic capability view|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00472778.2020.1711635|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|