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International entrepreneurship by African firms: a discussion on constraints and capabilities

Alo, Obinna and Arslan, Ahmad (2022) International entrepreneurship by African firms: a discussion on constraints and capabilities. International Journal of Export Marketing, 4 (4). pp. 432-451. ISSN 2059-0903

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This paper offers a conceptual assessment of some constraints associated with development of dynamic capabilities, for achieving a competitive advantage by African firms in international context. The paper advances the extant international entrepreneurship and dynamic capabilities
literature by specifically highlighting the role of financial, managerial, institutional, and spiritual factors in relation to the development of capabilities needed for success in international markets. Several strategies including human
resource management and human capital development practices which can potentially strengthen the dynamic capabilities linked to international entrepreneurial competitiveness of African firms are also suggested based on
the conceptual discussion.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Africa; capabilities; constraints; international entrepreneurship
Depositing User: Obinna Alo


Item ID: 16184
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ISSN: 2059-0903
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Date Deposited: 31 May 2023 15:08
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2023 08:01