Research to increase knowledge about, and understanding of, the processes in which SMEs operate in international health care markets. The study incorporates knowledge and methods from different academic fields, such as the internationalization of companies, management of the public sector and institutional theory. This means that internationalization processes will be studied over time where the importance of firms’ interaction with the institutional framework is considered. Particular attention is given to laws and other regulations, the importance of political governance and by professionally developed norms and values. The project is a collaboration with researchers at the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University and led by Maria Adenfelt. In 2015, the project is expected to generate a book chapters and three scientific articles.