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Erschienen in: Journal of International Entrepreneurship 1/2020

22.08.2019

The emergence process of an international network of SMEs and the evolution of the leader’s role

verfasst von: Virginie Gallego-Roquelaure

Erschienen in: Journal of International Entrepreneurship | Ausgabe 1/2020

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Abstract

This research focuses on the evolution of the leader’s role in the emergence of an international network of SMEs. A longitudinal study was conducted among SMEs wishing to develop an international network in Tunisia. A number of SME managers among with some collaborators and partners involved in the project were interviewed. The study reveals the evolution of a leader’s entrepreneurial competencies as this network evolves along several stages. Three key stages have been highlighted: identifying an opportunity for an international network driven by a visionary leader whose main characteristic is curiosity; assessing the opportunity, based on a consolidating leader whose main characteristic is leadership; and exploiting the opportunity, requiring a federating leader whose main characteristic is empathy. A process makes it possible to identify the evolution of competencies, highlighting 3 key characteristics: curiosity, leadership and empathy mobilized throughout the emergence of this network.
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Metadaten
Titel
The emergence process of an international network of SMEs and the evolution of the leader’s role
verfasst von
Virginie Gallego-Roquelaure
Publikationsdatum
22.08.2019
Verlag
Springer US
Erschienen in
Journal of International Entrepreneurship / Ausgabe 1/2020
Print ISSN: 1570-7385
Elektronische ISSN: 1573-7349
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10843-019-00258-z

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