The Internationalization Process of SMEs in the Latin American Context: The Colombian Case

By Andres Mauricio Castro Figueroa.

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Within the new world scheme and according to the challenges that a world each more globalized demands, it is imperative for companies to be prepared to initiate the internationalization process and to respond not only to the needs of a natural market as the local one, but also to those of the international market. Enterprises, especially the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and particularly in the Latin-American environment, keep being convinced that success is found in the local market but only a few start an internationalization process, while the rest of them remain in the exporting phase. A specific analysis was made to define the internationalization process which rules the Latin American enterprises specially the Colombian case.

Keywords: Latin American Companies, Internationalization Process, Export, Foreign Investment, Internationalization Model, Small and Medium Enterprises.

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp.49-70. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.387MB).

Prof. Andres Mauricio Castro Figueroa

Professor, Internationalization of the Enterprise Line Research, Durability of the Enterprises Research Group, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Cundinamarca, Colombia

industrial engineer with a major in international business management, master in Science in organizations management, working as a consultant and advisor of the ministry of commerce and tourism in Colombia with a governmental program called “expopyme” and a research professor of the administration faculty in the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá. my interests are related with international business management and the impact of the internationalization process in the Colombian companies, wrote a book which explain in a simple way to the managers what are the procedures and requirements in order to export a product from colombia, the book has as a title the exporting guide (“Manual de Exportaciones”).


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