In this chapter, we review small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) internationalization in Scotland from both academic and policy-making stances. After providing some background information on Scottish SME internationalization, it is proposed that SMEs in Scotland follow the ‘ACE’ model as far as policy-makers are concerned. Although statistics shows that Scotland has sustained itself to be an open and innovation-driven economy, the academic attention appears to be limited on Scotland-context research and we call for more empirical efforts to support Scottish SME managers and policy-makers. This chapter concludes with recommendations and future prospects for Scottish SMEs.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Research on International Entrepreneurship Strategy|
|Subtitle of host publication||Improving SME Performance Globally|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Nov 2015|