Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration: Supply and Logistics Management and University Honors
Small business -- Management, Globalization, Strategic planning, Business logistics
This thesis explores how small businesses can internationalize successfully with strategic sourcing strategies. Current research covers the areas of small business strategy, internationalization theory, and supply chain, but there is limited discussion that involves all three topics. This thesis seeks to fill that gap. The thesis is composed of a literature review of the previously stated three topics, a review of case studies, and a list of best practices which integrate the findings from research. Best practices include planning adequately and using outside resources, gaining experiential knowledge, understanding the market and industry, establishing key relationships, and evaluating the sourcing situation using a framework before making sourcing decisions.
Patel, Vishwa, "Small Business Internationalization through Strategic Sourcing" (2018). University Honors Theses. Paper 593.