New Challenges in Entrepreneurship and Finance: Examining by Marta Peris-Ortiz, Jean-Michel Sahut

By Marta Peris-Ortiz, Jean-Michel Sahut

Since the 2008 financial concern, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) have confronted severe monetary difficulties and feature been trying to monetary associations and governments for strategies and new proposals to deal with those matters. This e-book examines the hot problem during which corporations obtain sustainable investment that's in alignment with the company’s spending skill. the aim of this ebook is to check the most theoretical concerns and practices relating to entrepreneurship and finance and their effect on functionality, innovation and monetary development. It analyzes the basic facets of entrepreneurship and reports ways that monetary associations can greater satisfy their fundamental functionality of feeding capital to companies and the economic climate as a complete. Entrepreneurship and finance are basic to reaching good fortune in financial and social actions. SMEs’ lifestyles and improvement rely on the projects of entrepreneurship and entry to assets, specifically these of a monetary nature. throughout the contemporary fiscal main issue, numerous new financing tools have seemed, particularly with buildings designed for aiding SMEs make their manner out of the recession. This ebook explores a few of these instruments in numerous worldwide economies, corresponding to France and Spain, offering a world, multidimensional perspective.

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Section three details the methodology, sample and analytical methods adopted while section four sets out and discusses our results and findings before closing with our key conclusions and their limitations in addition to suggestions for future lines of research. 2 Literature Review The agreeing of cooperation agreements (international in scope) enables firms to boost firm levels of competitiveness (Li and Zhong 2003). According to the latter authors, some empirical research conclusions do highlight how dispersed R&D activities are susceptible to empowering firms to raise their competitiveness levels in comparison with centralised R&D operations given they open up the opportunity both to leverage scientific inputs from the host countries and to reduce the uncertainties inherent to non-familiar business environments.

Various barriers to cooperation are identified: lack of trust in partners (Todeva and Knoke 2005; Speckbacher 2010; Steensma et al. 2000; Sirmon and Lane 2004; Pothukuchi et al. 2002; Sarkar et al. 2001; Gratton 2006); cultural differences (Elmuti and Kathawala 2001; Steensma et al. 2000); incompatibility and divergence of objectives (Todeva and Knoke 2005; Kilburn 1999; Johanson and Vahlne 1990); differences in structures and attitudes among partners (Bleek and Ernest 1993); creating and encouraging potential competitors (Todeva and Knoke 2005); and inappropriate choice of partner (Elmuti and Kathawala 2001).

This article aims to ascertain just how firms interrelate with their competitors in terms of the cooperative behaviours in effect when agreeing and implementing innovation based cooperation agreements as well as their respective influences on performance. The empirical data was obtained from a sample of Iberian border firms (Portugal and Spain) belonging to different sectors of activity. The results reflect significant differences in effect between firms from the two different countries as regards co-opetition and competition for innovation and the respective resulting performance levels.

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