Fuentes Lombardo, G. Vallejo Martos, M. C. Martínez Jiménez, R.
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[Journal:] Investigaciones europeas de dirección de la empresa (IEDEE) [ISSN:] 1135-2523 [Volume:] 13 [Year:] 2007 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 75-96
The present work represents an analysis of the different strengths and weaknesses that can be considered as key factors in making easier or more difficult the internationalisation process of the family firm. In one hand, based to the resources and capabilities theory, we show how family businesses can find enough reasons for its internationalisation if they consider that their competitive advantage could be based on some of them, specially those ones linked to intangible resources. On the other hand, we also explain others factors that can limit or facilitate the internationalisation process whose origin is the overlap of family and firm systems.
family business internationalization intangible resources