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Entrepreneurial Decision-Making and the Hunt for the ‘Right’ Internationalisation Strategy with a State-owned Enterprise

Irina Nikolskaja Roddvik (Østfold University College, Norway)
Birgit Leick (University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway)
Runar Gundersen (University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway)


The accelerating past globalisation had pressurised various types of enterprises, including state-owned enterprises (SOEs), to adopt appropriate decision-making approaches for their internationalisation strategies. The present book chapter illustrates the role that an entrepreneurial approach played in the decision-making process about the international expansion of an incumbent and large, SOE after its initial internationalisation. The case of a formerly state-owned telecommunication enterprise from Scandinavia will be explored that highlights aspects of entrepreneurial decision-making, internal organisational changes, and the influence of individual managers within the executive management team which influenced the process of internal decision-making. The empirical chapter makes important contributions to notably the practice of entrepreneurial decision-making for internationalisation; it unveils the complexities of internal decision-making processes, including the struggles between individual managers, and thereby provides a better understanding for management practitioners about decision-making for competitiveness and growth during the internationalisation of large, yet inexperienced enterprises.



Roddvik, I.N., Leick, B. and Gundersen, R. (2023), "Entrepreneurial Decision-Making and the Hunt for the ‘Right’ Internationalisation Strategy with a State-owned Enterprise", Jafari-Sadeghi, V. and Amoozad Mahdiraji, H. (Ed.) Decision-Making in International Entrepreneurship: Unveiling Cognitive Implications Towards Entrepreneurial Internationalisation (Entrepreneurial Behaviour Series), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 119-135.



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