Entrepreneurial mindset: Examining the contribution of deliberative and implemental mindsets to SME internationalization

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  • Godwin Mwesigye Ahimbisibwe Makerere University Business School, P.O Box 1337, Kampala, Uganda
  • Joseph Mpeera Ntayi Makerere University Business School, P.O Box 1337, Kampala, Uganda
  • Muhammed Ngoma Makerere University Business School, P.O Box 1337, Kampala, Uganda
  • Geoffery Bakunda Makerere University Business School, P.O Box 1337, Kampala, Uganda
  • John C Munene Makerere University Business School, P.O Box 1337, Kampala, Uganda
  • Timothy Esemu Makerere University Business School, P.O Box 1337, Kampala, Uganda

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to establish the contribution of deliberative mindset and implemental mindset to SME (small and medium enterprises) internationalization. This study employed cross-sectional and correlational research designs. Data were collected through a questionnaire survey of exporting SME owners and managers. Data was analyzed with the help of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and SmartPLS. Results suggest that implemental mindset significantly contributes to variances in SME internationalization unlike deliberative mindset. The findings in this study imply that increased levels of internationalization among SMEs in a developing country like Uganda can be achieved by those managers and owners who possess an implemental mindset. This study provides initial empirical evidence of the contribution of deliberative and implemental mindsets to SME internationalization using evidence from Uganda – a developing country.

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Author Biographies

Godwin Mwesigye Ahimbisibwe, Makerere University Business School, P.O Box 1337, Kampala, Uganda

Godwin M. Ahimbisibwe., is Lecturer in the Department of Marketing and International Business and is currently Pursuing a PhD in SME internationalisation. His research interests are in Export Management, Firm internationalisation and Export Performance.

Joseph Mpeera Ntayi, Makerere University Business School, P.O Box 1337, Kampala, Uganda

Joseph Mpeera Ntayi, PhD, is a Professor and Dean, Faculty of Computing and Management Science, Makerere University Business School (Uganda). His teaching and research interests are in entrepreneurship, public procurement, managing contracts, business ethics, industrial marketing, purchasing and supply chain management.

Muhammed Ngoma, Makerere University Business School, P.O Box 1337, Kampala, Uganda

Muhammed Ngoma , PhD, is an Associate  Professor at Makerere University Business School (Uganda). His teaching and research interests are in areas of Marketing, crosss cultural management  and Firm Internationalisation.

Geoffery Bakunda, Makerere University Business School, P.O Box 1337, Kampala, Uganda

Geoffrey Bakunda is a Professor of International Business at Makerere University Business School. His areas of interest and research include;  firm internationalisation, export development and firm competitiveness. He is also an accomplished consultant in trade.

John C Munene, Makerere University Business School, P.O Box 1337, Kampala, Uganda

John C. Munene, PhD., is a professor of psychology and co-ordinator PhD programs, Graduate and Research Centre, Makerere University Business School (MUBS), Kampala, Uganda. His research interests are in industrial and organizational psychology. He is an organizational psychology consultant.

Timothy Esemu, Makerere University Business School, P.O Box 1337, Kampala, Uganda

Timothy Esemu, PhD is a senior Lecturer at Makerere University Business School. His areas of interest and research include Marketing, Value chain management, and export perfomance. He is also an accomplished consultant in the area of trade.

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Published

2021-08-11

How to Cite

Ahimbisibwe, G. M., Ntayi, J. M., Ngoma, M., Bakunda, G., Munene, J. C., & Esemu, T. (2021). Entrepreneurial mindset: Examining the contribution of deliberative and implemental mindsets to SME internationalization. Journal of Small Business Strategy, 31(3), 47–58. Retrieved from https://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/jsbs/article/view/1677

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