The Internationalization Process in Service Companies

  • Bo Edvardsson
  • Leif Edvinsson
  • Harry Nyström


Various kinds of services account for approximately 30-35 per cent of world trade. Internationalization of service companies is consequently an important research field, yet there are very few published studies on the subject. In this chapter, we present results from a study of ten Scandinavian service companies representing different industries such as instance insurance, security, and consulting companies.


Internationalization Process Creative Activity Parent Company Service Logic Service Company 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bo Edvardsson
    • 1
  • Leif Edvinsson
    • 2
  • Harry Nyström
    • 3
  1. 1.Service Research Center Faculty of Economy, Communication and ITKarlstad UniversityKarlstadSweden
  2. 2.Research Policy InstituteLund UniversityLundSweden
  3. 3.Department of Marketing and Organization, Institute of Economics,Swedish University of Agricultural SciencesUppsalaSweden

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