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dc.contributor.authorOnkelinx, Jonas
dc.contributor.authorManolova, Tatiana S.
dc.contributor.authorEdelman, Linda F.
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-02T15:00:27Z
dc.date.available2017-12-02T15:00:27Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.intman.2016.05.002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/5721
dc.description.abstractInternationalization offers many strategic benefits to SMEs, but is not easy to accomplish. In contrast to much of the work on SME internationalization, which focuses on the role of the entrepreneur in the internationalization process, the premise of this study is that in SMEs, the investment in the human capital of the entire organization pays off when it is carefully calibrated with the chosen internationalization strategy. We find that firm-level investments in employee human capital are critical for the labor productivity and internationalization in fast internationalizers, but not for those firms that internationalize more slowly.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.subjectEntrepreneurship
dc.subjectSME Management (Small & medium sized enterprises)
dc.subjectHuman Capital
dc.titleThe human factor: Investments in employee human capital, productivity, and SME internationalization
dc.identifier.journalJournal of International Management
dc.source.volume22
dc.source.issue4
dc.source.beginpage351
dc.source.endpage364
vlerick.knowledgedomainEntrepreneurship
vlerick.knowledgedomainHuman Resource Management
vlerick.typearticleJournal article with impact factor
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentEGS
dc.identifier.vperid144302
dc.identifier.vperid144301
dc.identifier.vperid88833
dc.identifier.vpubid7028


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