Title: Integrating entrepreneurial values and export intentions: a theoretical framework

Authors: Kim Hoe Looi

Addresses: University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract: This paper aims to present the development of an integrative and coherent theoretical framework of motivation for small and medium-sized entrepreneurs' intentions to export to new markets. This study will employ a literature review approach to develop a theoretical model applicable to international entrepreneurship. This model has strong multi-disciplinary theoretical underpinnings and therefore has the potential to meaningfully inform the literature on the fruitfulness of investigating entrepreneurship utilising multiple disciplinary perspectives and may spur more research in this direction.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; international entrepreneurs; export intentions; entrepreneurial characteristics; entrepreneurial values; multidisciplinary; value theory; theory of planned behaviour; TPB; integrative framework; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; exports; new markets.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2013.056895

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2013 Vol.20 No.3, pp.363 - 381

Published online: 30 Apr 2014 *

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