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Guest editorial ARLA 31,4 Entrepreneurship and SME internationalization in Latin America This special issue comes to life after the First Global Entrepreneurship Development Centre Conference at Kingston Business School London in October 2016, which was attended by participants from five continents. We announced at the conference the possibility for this special issue followed by an open call for papers. The issue contains seven articles on the topic of entrepreneurship and small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) internationalization in Latin America. Entrepreneurship and small firms are becoming an ever more important topic for academics, policy-makers, and universities around the world. One of the reasons is the way they contribute to the growth of local and often deprived economies. It is well-known fact that smaller firms are forced to extend the scope of their business because they face a large number of international competitors in their home market (Felzensztein, 2016). Competition in today’s environment not only means local competition, but mainly international, where with the new use of technologies SMEs can have the chance to compete with multinationals if they are able to achieve a differential strategy. Many SMEs have advanced in their internationalization processes and many Latin American countries are adopting specific policies http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Academia Revista Latinoamericana de Administración Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1012-8255
DOI
10.1108/ARLA-11-2018-358
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ARLA 31,4 Entrepreneurship and SME internationalization in Latin America This special issue comes to life after the First Global Entrepreneurship Development Centre Conference at Kingston Business School London in October 2016, which was attended by participants from five continents. We announced at the conference the possibility for this special issue followed by an open call for papers. The issue contains seven articles on the topic of entrepreneurship and small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) internationalization in Latin America. Entrepreneurship and small firms are becoming an ever more important topic for academics, policy-makers, and universities around the world. One of the reasons is the way they contribute to the growth of local and often deprived economies. It is well-known fact that smaller firms are forced to extend the scope of their business because they face a large number of international competitors in their home market (Felzensztein, 2016). Competition in today’s environment not only means local competition, but mainly international, where with the new use of technologies SMEs can have the chance to compete with multinationals if they are able to achieve a differential strategy. Many SMEs have advanced in their internationalization processes and many Latin American countries are adopting specific policies

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Academia Revista Latinoamericana de AdministraciónEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 5, 2018

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