La dinámica del comportamiento estratégico de las pymesEl caso de Canarias

  1. Vanessa Yanes Estévez 1
  2. Ana María García Pérez 1
  3. Juan Ramón Oreja Rodríguez 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


Emprendimiento y negocios internacionales

ISSN: 2530-5603

Year of publication: 2018

Volume: 3

Issue: 2

Pages: 26-37

Type: Article

DOI: 10.20420/eni.2019.242 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor


This work analyses the strategic behaviour of SMEs in the Canary Islands during the years 2016, 2017 and 2018. According to the strategic typology used (Miles and Snow, 1978), a predominance of analyser SMEs, a core of defender SMEs, and a reduced group of prospector SMEs are observed over the three years. The strategic behaviour of these SMEs is characterized by an analyser entrepreneurial problem with a tendency to exploit environmental opportunities by developing new products/markets, by a technological problem increasingly more oriented to reduce costs and by administrative traits with characteristics of an innovative firm and with others of a more conservative one. This work brings to light an evolution in the strategic behaviour of SMEs that is somehow erratic regarding the development of the three strategic problems.

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