Essays about: "Small firm"

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  1. 1. The role of networks in the internationalization process of Small-and Medium-sized Enterprises

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för ekonomi; Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för ekonomi

    Author : Taha Ayed; Malin Rosén; [2020]
    Keywords : SMEs; Business relationships; Networks; Collaboration; Culture; Trust; Internationalization;

    Abstract : Aim: The aim of the study is to increase the understanding of the role of networks in the internationalization process of SMEs. Method: The study applies a qualitative method based on the hermeneutic research tradition and an inductive research approach. A multi-case study research has been conducted, through ten semi-structured interviews. READ MORE

  2. 2. The process of product development in small agricultural firms : a multiple case study of Swedish lamb producers

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Economics

    Author : Hugo Hultin; Simon Johansson; [2020]
    Keywords : agricultural sector; farmers; gotland; new food product development; new product development; NPD process; Sheep farmers; small firms;

    Abstract : This study provides a better understanding of small-scale farmers New Product Development (NPD) processes, what activities farmers undertake within and how they work with NPD processes. NPD plays a crucial role in creating and maintaining competitiveness in many industries and its importance has grown over the years due to changing market conditions, also in the agricultural sector. READ MORE

  3. 3. Determinants of Bidders' Abnormal Returns in Technology Mergers and Acquisitions

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    Author : Filip Dahlfors; Stefan Padjen; [2019-07-08]
    Keywords : Event Study; Technology Industry; Mergers and Acquisitions; Shareholder Value;

    Abstract : We study 314 mergers and acquisitions (M&As) of European and American technologyfirms between 2004 and 2018. Using the standard event study methodology,this paper analyzes the abnormal returns of bidders in the event window around theM&A announcement date to investigate whether or not technology M&As createvalue. READ MORE

  4. 4. Performance Evaluation of Small- and Large-cap stocks - The importance of size effects on the Swedish equity market

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik

    Author : Andreas Carlsson; Erik Hulth; [2019-02-20]
    Keywords : Performance Evaluation; Asset pricing; Size Effect; Sharpe Ratio; Treynor ratio; Jensen´s alpha; Risk-Adjusted Returns; Fama-French Three-Factor Model; Carhart Four-Factor Model; Multi-factor models; Single-factor model;

    Abstract : This Bachelor´s thesis investigated the performance of small-cap stocks and large-cap stocks on the Swedish equity market (NASDAQ OMX) over the years 2011 to 2016. A number of studies focused on asset pricing have during the last decades indicated that the original Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is misspecified and has limited power to explain cross-sectional and temporal variations in expected equity returns. READ MORE

  5. 5. Stimulating Internationalization through digitalization : Digital competence in Swedish manufacturing SMEs

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen; Uppsala universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Muhammad Akash Bin Nasir; Abubakar Ismail Sada; [2019]
    Keywords : Internationalization; Internationalization process; Digitalization; Digital Competence; Swedish; Manufacturing; Small and Medium Enterprises; SMEs; Industry 4.0; Fourth Industrial Revolution; 4IR; Automation; Digital Skills; Motivation; Internationalisering; internationaliseringsprocess; digitalisering; digital kompetens; svensk; tillverkning; små och medelstora företag; små och medelstora företag; industri 4; 0; fjärde industrirevolutionen; 4IR; automation; digitala färdigheter; motivation;

    Abstract : Digital competence used to be a confusing concept, until recently when some researchers coined a comprehensive definition of digital competence and formulated a conceptual framework in an SME context. However, the framework was only at a conceptual level and required to be tested with the empirics of a qualitative or quantitative study. READ MORE