Drawing on empirical case-study research carried out in the Bangalore software industry, this book explores the role of network relationships in the internationalization of small knowledge-intensive firms. Using a conceptual framework, it looks at a range of key themes. These include: * networks * knowledge * technology. Highlighting the propensity of small knowledge-intensive firms to develop and leverage network relationships and thereby, the resourcefulness with which entrepreneurial firms can (and do) internationalize, this book is essential reading for academics and students with an interest in the intersection between international business and entrepreneurship.
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Author Biography - Shameen Prashantham
Dr Shameen Prashantham is on the faculty of the University of Glasgow Business School. His research, within the Centre for Internationalization and Enterprise Research, focuses on the role of network relationships (social capital) in the internationalization of the entrepreneurial smaller firm, particularly in the context of the Indian software industry. His research has been won recognitions such as a Best Paper Award at the British Academy of Management and a Best Dissertation Finalist Award at the Academy of Management. Dr Prashantham earned a PhD from the University of Strathclyde. He also holds an MSc with Distinction from Strathclyde and a BA with Distinction in Economics from Loyola College; in both instances he graduated at the top of his class.