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Norms and trust-shaping relationships among food-exporting SMEs in Ghana

Amoako, IO and Matlay, H (2015) Norms and trust-shaping relationships among food-exporting SMEs in Ghana. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 16 (2). pp. 123-134. ISSN 1465-7503

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Abstract

There is a marked paucity of empirically rigorous research that focuses on the impact that indigenous institutional influences can have on the internationalization strategies of entrepreneurs operating in developing countries. This study therefore explores the complex processes through which owner-managers of food-exporting SMEs in Ghana draw on cultural norms to build networks that enable internationalization, in the absence of formal institutional support. The results facilitate a better understanding of the hybridization of indigenous and global norms that underpin SME internationalization in Ghana and other developing economies, particularly in Africa. The study contributes to the theory and practice of interorganizational relationships and to international entrepreneurship in an African context.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1503 Business And Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Divisions: Liverpool Business School
Publisher: IP Publishing
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 11:29
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 16:54
DOI or Identification number: 10.5367/ijei.2015.0182
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4018

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