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ESCANDON BARBOSA, Diana Marcela  and  HURTADO AYALA, Andrea. Factors influencing the export development of SMES in Colombia. estud.gerenc. [online]. 2014, vol.30, n.131, pp.172-183. ISSN 0123-5923.

The purpose of this article is to identify the factors influencing export development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with early internationalization in Colombia. Through the use of the information included in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) in its report for Colombia in 2010, the SMEs that start their internationalization process in the first years of creation are taken, and with an equations model it shows that structural variables such as, characteristics of the entrepreneur, internal factors, characteristics of the sector and the environment, innovation and resources, and capabilities of SMEs, determine the early internationalization process of SMEs in Colombia.

Keywords : Internationalization; Born global; Entrepreneurship; Innovation.

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