Perseverance Practices in Small and Medium Enterprises: An Entrepreneurial Perspective for Business Growth and Internationalization



Through a qualitative case study approach, this study describes the dynamics between perseverance strategies and entrepreneurial traits in SMEs that have been leaders in their markets since their foundation. The selected sample is among the iconic well-known businesses of their respective countries. For this study we reframed the perseverance strategies of Van Gelderen (2012). The enterprise perseverance practices served as a mechanism for strategic entrepreneurial reorientation and constant renewal of the enterprise. These perseverance practices are triggered by the entrepreneurial attitudes of the owners, whose knowledge acquisition and commitment to the market facilitate innovation, creativity, and the identification of networks encouraging business growth and internationalization of the firm.


Biografía del autor/a


KAREN L. ORENGO Serra es Catedrática de Negocios Internacionales en la Escuela de Graduada de Administración de Empresas, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras. Además, funge como Coordinadora del Programa Doctoral en Negocios y Comercio Internacional. Sus líneas de investigación son la internacionalización de las Pymes, las redes de empresas y el espíritu empresarial de la familia. Tiene un doctorado de la Universidad de la Sorbona, París 3 (IHEAL). Ella sirve como miembro del Consejo Editorial Internacional de la Revista científica Journal of Small Business Management y como revisor ciego de la revista Innovar. Sus investigaciones más recientes han sido publicadas en: ATINER'S Conference Paper Series, No: SME2015-1801 (2016); Journal Economia Agroalimentare (2015); Entrepreneurship in Small Island States and Territories, Ediciones Routledge (2015) -capítulo del libro-; Journal of Innovation Management in Small & Medium Enterprise (2013), ACRN Journal of Entrepreneurship Perspectives (2013); AD-minister, No 21 (2012); Small Enterprise Research Journal (2010); McGraw-Hill Interamericana (libro de texto, 2007), and CBH Publishing, Mass, ISBN-13: 978-1598350531 (libro, 2007) y Editions Européennes Universitaires, ISBN: 9786131598890 (libro, 2012). [email:]


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Orengo SerraK. L. (2017). Perseverance Practices in Small and Medium Enterprises: An Entrepreneurial Perspective for Business Growth and Internationalization. Neumann Business Review, 3(1), 96-120.