Internationalization of Small and Medium Enterprises in Indian Business Incubators
Gomathi Loganathan1, N. Gopinathan2 

1Gomathi Loganathan, Research Scholar, VIT Business School, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai Campus, Chennai – 600127, India.
2Dr. N. Gopinathan, Associate Professor, VIT Business School, Vellore Institute of Techonology, Chennai Campus, Chennai-600127, India.

Manuscript received on 07 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 14 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 971-980 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B1781078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1781.078219
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Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to study whether business incubation can contribute to the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) internationalization. As the main objective of BI is to increase the survival of new firms, to achieve this goal they need to support them in foreign trade for their rational growth and development which will make them to succeed in their contribution of entrepreneurship development. In this globalized environment, it is becoming necessary to do business worldwide especially, to protect the firms from resource adequacy. In this study, we analysed few empirical research related to SME internationalization with a perspective to identify the available antecedents and outcomes which would make the enterprises beneficial as well as to become sustainable in the market. While, many past studies have measured the services of incubation with various factors like network, social capital, firm’s performance, funding, human resource, etc., there are very few studies that has looked into the process of internationalization of incubated firms. Hence, there is a need for review of literature in this context, to find out the consequences of BI towards internationalization and the survival of the SMEs, which is its ultimate goal. It is also useful for the researchers to build a framework with respect to the measurement of business incubation internationalization process. Finally, this review fills the existing gap in the field of internationalization of SME under business incubation.
Keywords: Business Incubators, Internationalization, Incubated SME, Entrepreneurship

Scope of the Article: E-Business