Q1. What are the contributions mentioned in the paper "A combined focused industry and company size investigation of the internationalization-performance relationship: the case of small and medium-sized enterprises (smes) within the swedish wood manufacturing industry" ?
Building on the resource-based view and the S-shape theory of internationalization, this paper aims at such an empirically focused investigation of SMEs within the Swedish wood manufacturing industry. A repeated cross-sectional survey study using hierarchical regression analysis has revealed a linear negative relationship between internationalization and performance. In addition, the follow-up tests of ANCOVA ( analysis of covariance ) and piecewise regression revealed a non-linear relationship between ( 1 ) internationalization and performance for highly internationalized firms in 2001, ( 2 ) internationalization and growth for low internationalized companies in 2001, and ( 3 ) internationalization and performance for highly internationalized groups in the pooled dataset.