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International Strategic Management: A Conceptual Model with Top Managers’ Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, and Networking

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CeBER, Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, 3004-512 Coimbra, Portugal
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GOVCOPP, Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Information 2020, 11(12), 577; https://doi.org/10.3390/info11120577
Received: 8 October 2020 / Revised: 7 December 2020 / Accepted: 8 December 2020 / Published: 10 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Enterprise Architecture in the Digital Era)
The conceptual approach in this article follows and analyzes the holistic model of Kuivalainen, Sundqvist, Saarenketo, and McNaughton in 2012, making it analytically fitting to the SMEs’ international strategic groups concerning their international scale and scope. That model, according to our conceptual proposal, needs a methodological readjustment to an effective conformity towards the cross-sectional research. Accordingly, we presented two main considerations. First, we put together a conceptual model, fitted towards the field of top managers’ psychological characteristics as major antecedent of the firms’ international strategy. Second, the proposed conceptual model is methodologically oriented for cross-sectional studies. In relation to the antecedents, we took top managers’ emotional intelligence and cultural intelligence as distinctive capabilities of the firms’ international strategy and as major antecedents of top managers’ networking behaviors. Regarding firms’ international performance as the major conceptual model outcome, a multidimensional approach is taken with financial, strategic, and overall performance. These elements of the international firms are regarded as of major importance within the international firms’ enterprise architecture. Methodologically, we performed a bibliographic review on the fundamental concepts that we present in the model. Concerning the results, we provided a research model that raised a whole set of new leads for research with some proposals for future investigations. View Full-Text
Keywords: strategic management; internationalization; emotional intelligence; cultural intelligence; networking; international performance strategic management; internationalization; emotional intelligence; cultural intelligence; networking; international performance
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Cabral, Â.M.R.; Carvalho, F.M.P.O.; Ferreira, J.A.V. International Strategic Management: A Conceptual Model with Top Managers’ Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, and Networking. Information 2020, 11, 577. https://doi.org/10.3390/info11120577

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Cabral ÂMR, Carvalho FMPO, Ferreira JAV. International Strategic Management: A Conceptual Model with Top Managers’ Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, and Networking. Information. 2020; 11(12):577. https://doi.org/10.3390/info11120577

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Cabral, Ângelo M.R., Fernando M.P.O. Carvalho, and José A.V. Ferreira. 2020. "International Strategic Management: A Conceptual Model with Top Managers’ Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, and Networking" Information 11, no. 12: 577. https://doi.org/10.3390/info11120577

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