Noor Azura Azman¹, Mohd Azwardi Bin Md. Isa2
In reality, the first “large step” of internationalisation is securing the abundance of resources, which is essential for the adjustment to internationalisation environments and a massive step in a firm’s business cycle. This study highlights the elements of firm resources management, which determines Malaysian SMEs’ internationalisation strategies. This study used the purposive sampling to select 860 SMEs listed in the Federation of Manufacturing Companies (FMM) directory. The PLS 3.0 software was used to test the significance of the relationship between the proposed constructs. Findings indicate that the proper management of a firm’s resources contributes to the realisation of internationalisation strategies. Furthermore, suitable strategies could help firms avoid failure during business operations. Findings also imply the immediate need to understand the role of firm resources in aligning the appropriate internationalisation strategies.
Keywords: Firm resources; internationalization strategies; SMEs