Research symposium, Adelaide University, 23 November 2010

A research symposium, convened by Associate Professor Susan Freeman and Dr Catherine Welch, was held on 23 November 2010 at the Business School, University of Adelaide, Australia. The purpose of the symposium was to discuss the future of SME internationalisation and born global research. The day commenced with a keynote address by Professor Sylve Chetty (Massey University, New Zealand). The importance of a process approach was identified as a promising area for future research at this symposium.

Time Speaker Title  
10am-12.00  Keynote Session Prof. Sylvie Chetty  10.00am – 10.45am“SME Internationalisation and born-globals: Where to from here?”Discussion:10.45am-11.00am
  Assoc. Prof Susan Freeman  11.00am – 11.20amPerspective no 1“Born-global Strategy: De-internationalisation, Re-internationalisation, Patterns and Orientations

Discussion 11.20am -11.30am


  Prof. Lawrence Welch 11.30am -11.50amPerspective no 2“BG or not BG: a way ahead?”

Discussion 11.50am – 12.00noon

12.00noon -12.30pm  Lunch
12.30pm-13.30pm Roundtable 1: Questioning traditional models Dr. Eriikka Paavilainen-Mäntymäki & Dr. Catherine Welch  12.30pm -12.50pm“A Process Critique of Internationalisation Process Research” Discussion 12.50pm -1.00pm
  Dr. Rob Jack 1.00pm -1.20pm“Leveraging value across international markets: Understanding service embeddedness, its contributionto value and its impact on entry mode choice” Discussion 1.20pm -1.30pm
1.30pm-2.30pm Roundtable 2: Studying different types of firms Dr. Lisa Hewerdine & Catherine Welch    1.30pm -1.45pm“Innovation-Led Internationalisation in SMEs”

Discussion 1.45pm -1.50pm


  Dr. Jill Thomas, Dr. Chris Graves & Assoc. Prof. Susan Freeman  1.50pm – 2.05pm“Internationalisation: The implications of the familiness of SMEs”Discussion 2.05pm -2.10pm
  Tanja Kontinen  2.10pm – 2.25pm“Internationalization pathways of family SMEs”Discussion 2.25pm -2.30pm
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