Measuring Interpersonal Communication Competence in SME Internationalization

Pipsa Purhonen (1) , Tarja Valkonen (2)
(1) Department of Communication (Z) , Finland
(2) Tarja Valkonen, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer of Speech Communication in the Department of Communication, University of Jyväskylä. , Finland


This study examines interpersonal communication competence in the context of internationalization of small and medium sized enterprises. The article reports and analyses how the representatives of small and medium sized enterprises and the intermediary organizations assess their own and each others’ interpersonal communication competence. The discussion examines the validity and reliability of the assessment of interpersonal communication competence in international business collaboration.

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Author Biographies

Pipsa Purhonen, Department of Communication (Z)

Pipsa Purhonen, received her PhD in Speech Communication in May 2012, from the University of Jyväskylä.

Tarja Valkonen, Tarja Valkonen, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer of Speech Communication in the Department of Communication, University of Jyväskylä.

Tarja Valkonen, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer of Speech Communication in the Department of Communication, University of Jyväskylä.

Purhonen, P., & Valkonen, T. (2013). Measuring Interpersonal Communication Competence in SME Internationalization. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 13(3), 1–14.

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