Global Business Networks and Competitiveness of SMEs


  • Roberta Tresca



Network, Competitiveness, Global markets, SMEs


In today’s global economy new opportunities for growth and development are opening up for businesses, particularly those of a limited size. Projecting one’s area of activity onto the global markets was once seen as one of the many strategic options open to businesses, but today it has become a necessity, a real “condition for survival”. In this regard, global networks have become the system that most SMEs spontaneously choose to adopt in order to increase their competitiveness in a global environment. These networks make it possible to overcome the limitations of their small size, granting access, at a low cost, to the tangible and intangible resources all over the world that can be taken advantage of thanks to the network. 

Author Biography

Roberta Tresca

Associate Professor of Economics and Corporate Management, University of  Chieti-Pescara 'G. D'Annunzio'




How to Cite

Tresca, R. (2013). Global Business Networks and Competitiveness of SMEs. Symphonya. Emerging Issues in Management, (2), 67–78.