International growth and competencies of italian SME

Author/s Francesca De Girolamo, Lucia Piscitello
Publishing Year 2010 Issue 2010/3
Language Italian Pages 12 P. 189-200 File size 372 KB
DOI 10.3280/POLI2010-003009
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The contribution investigates the main features that fuel the international growth of Italian small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The analysis is based on the descriptive statistics harvested from the results of a survey on SMEs that have at least one foreign affiliate carried out in the 2000-2008 period. Above all, the analysis: i) shows that Italian SMEs possess distinctive marketing, organizational and supply chain management competences, and ii) implies a positive relationship between that expertise and the international growth of the SMEs.

Keywords: Italian SMEs, distinctive competences, international growth

Jel codes: F23

Francesca De Girolamo, Lucia Piscitello, Il successo internazionale delle PMI italiane: quali competenze distintive? in "ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE " 3/2010, pp 189-200, DOI: 10.3280/POLI2010-003009