Endorsing Organisations Towards International Business: Insights from Finland

Jaakko Sauvola, Jarkko Hyysalo, Matti Kinnunen, Paavo Kosonen, Pekka Jokitalo, Marko Jurmu, Jukka Riekki

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Growth and internationalisation are challenges for SMEs that may lack the necessary resources and networks. For example, in Finland the scope of the companies is often too limited, or the companies are too small to compete for large business with international clients. We propose a solution to this challenge: a systematic way to build research to business networks and agile working models to endorse growth and internationalisation. We present a case study on how Allied ICT Finland (AIF) helps Finnish companies in building projects and capabilities towards internationalisation. AIF supports companies in creating new solutions by combining usually separate areas of special knowledge and expertise, R&D platforms and resources, and using these to create globally attractive products and services. AIF increases Finnish competitive edge by combining business development, shared RDI environments, funding expertise, research and ecosystems. We believe that the experiences can also be adapted and utilised elsewhere.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Business and Globalisation
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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