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Firm Internationalization and Global Cities: Exploring the Role of Singapore for Swiss SMEs in Southeast Asia

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Defense Thèse de doctorat : Univ. Genève, 2019 - SdS 113 - 2019/03/12
Abstract Extant literature in the interdisciplinary field of globalization and world cities defines global cities as the intertwined product of a seemingly paradoxical trend: the dispersal of economic activities and societal trends in an increasingly networked society while the power over these activities and trends is being more and more centered and concentrated. This concentration of power resulted in some leading cities being globally interconnected hubs with a dominating role within the world economy. Global cities are centers for multinational corporations' headquarters and places in which they exert their “control and command” functions. The role of global cities for SMEs with internationally or globally dispersed activities has not yet been extensively studied. This thesis aims to explore the role of global cities for such internationalizing SMEs, in particular with regard to Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Keywords SME InternationalizationGlobal CitiesSingaporeASEANEmerging Markets
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URN: urn:nbn:ch:unige-1204627
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Research group Global Business Competitiveness Center, University of Applied Sciences Fribourg (HES-SO)
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WILD, Pascal Olivier. Firm Internationalization and Global Cities: Exploring the Role of Singapore for Swiss SMEs in Southeast Asia. Université de Genève. Thèse, 2019. doi: 10.13097/archive-ouverte/unige:120462 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:120462

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