Effect of Entrepreneurial Activities in Internationalization on Firm Performance: Balfour Beatty PLC

Charoenvisal, Mingmit (2012) Effect of Entrepreneurial Activities in Internationalization on Firm Performance: Balfour Beatty PLC. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

International Entrepreneurship has gained a lot of attention from researchers and

practitioners over the last few years. This is mainly due to the impact of entrepreneurship and

internationalisation on global business. The purpose of this research is to study the effects of two

concepts when combined together. The scope of the research has been drawn to answer the

question ‘Do entrepreneurial activities in internationalisation affect company performance?’ and

specifically tailored for Balfour Beatty PLC. The result confirms the findings of former literature that

entrepreneurship presents the positive relationship to the firm performance.

The entrepreneurial aspect applied in this research consists of innovation, risk-taking and

proactiveness. With reference to firm performance, Balfour Beatty displays innovation through

internationalisation by developing new integrated services, manages risk to avoid unexpected

circumstances and is proactive in improving core capabilities and gauges environmental hostility

frequently. All this pushes them to achieve a great performance.

The benefits of this research could be increased further by expanding the scope to other

entities, especially within the same industry with a longer period of study to better gain an explicit

result. Additionally, the academic study could be improved by researching the effect of

entrepreneurship on sustainability. And to study how entrepreneurship contributes benefits to all

engaged stakeholders in the long term rather than just the company.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2013 16:55
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2016 21:16
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/25668

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