“Where to” micromultinationals? A tribute to Professor Pavlos Dimitratos

Ji, J., Li, N., Liouka, I., Fletcher, M. , Tang, Y. K. and Slow, J. (2021) “Where to” micromultinationals? A tribute to Professor Pavlos Dimitratos. European Management Journal, 39(4), pp. 404-409. (doi: 10.1016/j.emj.2021.07.004)

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This reflection serves as a tribute to Professor Pavlos Dimitratos by providing a state-of-the-art understanding of micromultinationals (mMNEs), an important term initially coined by Pavlos and his colleagues (2003) in their European Management Journal article “Micromultinationals: New Types of Firms for the Global Competitive Landscape” to capture the rising phenomenon of international small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with advanced modes of entry. Whilst underexplored, such firms have critical research, managerial, and policymaking implications for their increasing population and significant value-added activities in home and host economies relative to exporting firms. Based on a short analysis of existing mMNE studies, we appeal for more scholarly attention to their evolution, behavioural characteristics, and consequences, particularly in the area of SME internationalisation. We suggest several promising future directions to investigate this intriguing type of entrepreneurial firms and, using a Scottish context, show how they are appealing to policymakers.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Micromultinationals, SME internationalisation, Pavlos Dimitratos.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ji, Dr Junzhe and Fletcher, Professor Margaret and Li, Dr Nicolas and Tang, Dr Yee Kwan and Liouka, Dr Ioanna
Authors: Ji, J., Li, N., Liouka, I., Fletcher, M., Tang, Y. K., and Slow, J.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:European Management Journal
ISSN (Online):1873-5681
Published Online:08 July 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in European Management Journal 39(4): 404-409
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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