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dc.contributor.authorPickering, P.
dc.contributor.authorKingshott, Russel
dc.contributor.editorSharon Purchase
dc.identifier.citationPickering, P. and Kingshott, R. 2005. Formation of relationships in VSE internationalisation: chicken or golden egg?, in Purchase, S. (ed), Proceeedings of the ANZMAC 2005 conference: Broadening the boundaries, Dec 5-7 2005, pp. 100-107. Fremantle, Western Australia: ANZMAC 2005.

The main aim of this study was to examine the significance of various relationship types upon the international ambitions of the resource stricken very small enterprise (VSE). Semi-structured in-depth interviews with managing proprietors from seven New Zealand firms reveal a number of common types of relationship greatly impacted upon their ability to internationalise. The rich qualitative approach employed also reveals a variance in the manner the VSE builds and nurtures these relationships. Those employing a transaction cost perspective were inclined to view relationships as the prime mechanism to attain pecuniary and related foreign market outcomes. Conversely, those approaching them from a social exchange perspective viewed relationship formation and maintenance as the prime internationalisation outcome in itself. These findings could have wide ranging theoretical and managerial implications and some are highlighted.

dc.publisherANZMAC 2005
dc.titleFormation of relationships in VSE internationalisation: chicken or golden egg?
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of ANZMAC 2005 conference: broadening the boundaries
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of ANZMAC 2005 conference: broadening the boundaries
dcterms.source.conferenceANZMAC 2005 conference: broadening the boundaries
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateDec 3 2005
dcterms.source.conferencelocationFremantle, Western Australia
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