The Uppsala model vs. the network approach in the process of internationalization

In recent decades, along with the phenomenon of international cooperation growing dynamically and the fast progress in the field of new technologies, there has been a noticeable interpenetration of markets. The result of said changes is the tendency for over-coming or even erasing barriers which leads to the connection of domestic markets into a single, global market.

The process of internationalization is often rather complex, which means it’s a multi-stage process. To systematize and identify the processes that lead to internationalization, specialized models have been established. These models systematize carried out operations, determine their character and, primarily, shed light on intricate business processes that take place in companies.

None of the internationalization theories are capable of fully explaining the behaviour of an enterprise that can operate on foreign markets. Often, some level of dependency between different approaches or theories is inevitable and necessary to explain the phenomena occurring within the studied area. The instance of this dependency is the Uppsala model and the network approach.

We encourage to read the scientific publication entitled: “The Uppsala model vs. the network approach in the process of internationalizationhere.

This research was supported by the project ‘Strengthening smart specialisation by fostering transnational cooperation (GoSmart BSR)’ which has received funding from the European Union Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020,