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Value Chain Management Capability in International SMEs

Publication Details
Authors: Eriksson Taina, Nummela Niina, Sainio Liisa-Maija, Saarenketo Sami
Editors of book: Marinova, Svetla; Larimo, Jorma; Nummela, Niina
Edition name or number: 1
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Value Creation in International Business
ISBN: 978-3-319-39368-1
eISBN: 978-3-319-39369-8
JUFO-Level of this publication: 3
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication

Literature on SME internationalisation often ignores that internationalisation is a process that involves the whole value producing chain of activities. This chapter takes a holistic view to the internationalisation of an SME by examining, also its capabilities to manage the value chain. Therefore, it makes an important contribution to organisational capabilities, value chain management and international business literatures. The qualitative case study captures the capabilities needed to manage the value chain in a higher-level construct of value chain management capability. The value chain management capability is found to consist of international orientation, network capability, market orientation, technological capability and teamwork management capability.

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