The Internationalisation of Latin American SMEs and their Projection in Europe

This study was carried out by CERALE (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche Amérique Latine Europe) – ESCP Europe Business School, at the request and with the support of the EU-LAC Foundation and the Institut des Amériques. It focuses on the internationalisation of Latin American SMEs using samples from nine countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.

The aim of the study is to analyse the barriers that Latin American SMEs must overcome in order to gain access to international markets and their value chains and to identify the factors that promote bi-regional partnerships.