Internationalization of SMEs in Scotland

Nicolas Li, Marian V. Jones

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on International Entrepreneurship Strategy
Subtitle of host publicationImproving SME Performance Globally
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781783471584
ISBN (Print)9781783471577
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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