S-Space Graduate School of International Studies (국제대학원) Dept. of International Studies (국제학과) Theses (Master's Degree_국제학과)
Internationalization Process of Korean SMEs Through Network Relationships
네트워크 관계를 통한 한국 중소기업의 국제화 과정
- 국제대학원 국제학과
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- 서울대학교 대학원
- Internationalization process; Entry process; Network position; Liability of outsidership; SMEs; Network; Automotive component industry
- 학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 국제대학원 : 국제학과, 2014. 8. 문휘창.
- This paper examines the influence of network relationships on the internationalization process of Korean SME, using a single case study approach on the automotive component industry. The study applied a business network internationalization process model which integrates the traditional models of incremental internationalization with the network perspective. The findings show that the internationalization process of Korean small automotive component firm passes through three phases based on the degree of insidership. The relationship with the major partner impacts firm’s network extension process, network position, and process of overcoming liability of outsidership. The paper provides an empirical study on the case of partnership between large and small firms through a lens of stage and network perspectives.