Financing of a doctoral programme through "paca region" internationalization of innovative sme’s in the paca region: the case of biotechnology industry - 01 Septembre 2016

Our research team has been granted a 3-years scholarship to fund a doctoral project in International Business.

Goal of the thesis: to better understand the internationalization of innovative SMEs in the PACA region in France and propose levers to encourage their internationalization

Methodology: mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative method)

Expected results: Identify the determinants helping innovative SMEs from the biotechnology industry to commit abroad

Theoretical contributions: contribute to theories in International Business and International entrepreneurship

Managerial implications: provide expertise to the company partner

Interest in the region: provide levers to boost business internationalization

Duration: from 1st of September 2016 to 1st of September 2019

Place: France, Aix-Marseille Institution: CERGAM laboratory - Faculty of Economy and Management – Aix-Marseille University

Co-direction: Serge AMABILE (PR) and Antonin RICARD (MCF)

Wages: 1 709.06 € gross per month

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