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CSR-driven Entrepreneurial Internationalization: Evidence of Firm-Specific Advantages in International Performance of SMEs

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Publication Details
Authors: Uzhegova Maria, Torkkeli Lasse, Salojärvi Hanna, Saarenketo Sami
Editors of book: Agarwal, James; Wu, Terry
Publication year: 2018
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Emerging Issues in Global Marketing: A Shifting Paradigm
ISBN: 978-3-319-74128-4
eISBN: 978-3-319-74129-1
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2019040110645


This study examines an emerging yet somewhat neglected theme in international and global marketing literature, namely the role of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and market-sensing capability in international enterprises. Specifically, we illustrate how CSR and market-sensing capability impact international performance in the context of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The results from a sample of 85 internationalized Finnish SMEs indicate that social responsibility serves as a mediator of market-sensing capability on international performance. Moreover, market-sensing capability along with social responsibility also has a positive direct effect on an SME’s international performance. Thus, the study links global marketing, strategic management and sustainability literatures to explain the emerging paradigm of sustainable international entrepreneurship.

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