Pace, rhythm, and scope of SME internationalization processes in SMOPECs - revisiting the value of the organizational learning perspective

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Type and Duration

FFF-Förderprojekt, September 2016 until August 2019 (finished)


Chair in International Management

Main Research

Growth and Complexity

Field of Research



What should Liechtenstein and Swiss SMEs do if the domestic market turns out to be too small for further opportunities? Where should they expand to and how fast? What rhythm should they adopt when internationalizing? What are concrete patterns and insights to learn from? A new research project at the University of Liechtenstein's Chair of International Management at the Institute for Entrepreneurship investigates these questions with the help of a series of qualitative research and teaching case studies.

Reference to Liechtenstein

Ziel des Projekts ist es, den Internationalisierungsprozess Liechtensteiner und Schweizer KMUs zu analysieren und daraus Empfehlungen für die Internationalisierungsgeschwindigkeit und den Internationalisierungsgrad abzuleiten.


SME, Internationalization process, internationalization speed, Switzerland, Liechtenstein

Principal Investigator


  • Forschungsförderungsfonds der Universität Liechtenstein