Micro-enterprise internationalization without support: The case of Angus exports

Authors: Dana, Leo Paul; Chan, Tiffany; Chia, Daniel

Source: The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Volume 9, Number 1, February 2008 , pp. 5-10(6)

Publisher: IP Publishing Ltd

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Abstract:

In New Zealand, where it is more common to export lamb, one micro-enterprise – consisting of an entrepreneur and two assistants – is exporting Angus beef. A case study approach was used to gain an understanding of the international entrepreneurship of such a small firm. The methodology adopted was in-depth interviewing. The article provides insights into what an entrepreneur faces when developing a new export venture in the absence of government support.

Keywords: ANGUS BEEF; EXPORTING; INTERNATIONALIZATION; MICRO-ENTERPRISE; NEW ZEALAND

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/000000008783563037

Publication date: February 1, 2008

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