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dc.contributor.authorGunaratne, Asoka
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-18T00:25:36Z
dc.date.available2015-09-18T00:25:36Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn2328-2185
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/3027
dc.description.abstractSmall and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), account for more than 95% of all businesses in many countries (Chiao, Yang, & Yu, 2006). These foster economic development and are significant contributors to employment and wealth generation (Etemad, 2004). An observed phenomenon is the increased momentum of internationalisation of SMEs in the developed world (Lu & Beamish, 2001). A concern however is the small percentage of the SMEs from developing countries emulating this trend. Also remain unexplained are: (1) What makes a small percentage of SMEs in developing countries to succeed in internationalising their businesses when the large majority fail? (2) What provides the differential advantage to the growth businesses? Therefore, this paper attempts to address the research question “What impact the owner-managers perceptions of internal and external barriers have on the internationalisation process of the SMEs in a developing country?” The data was gathered from owner-managers of SMEs using a mail survey. Export growth was used as the dependent variable in the study. The differential performance of “growth” and “non-growth” SMEs in foreign markets is elucidated in relation to the owner-managers perception of informational, operational, marketing and environmental barriers to growth . Significant differences were found between “growth’ and “non-growth” businesses in relation to the owner-managers’ perception of the above barriers investigated.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherDavid Publishingen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.davidpublishing.com/journals_info.asp?jId=1775en_NZ
dc.subjectsmall and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)en_NZ
dc.subjecttheories of internationalisationen_NZ
dc.subjectperceptions of barriers to exportsen_NZ
dc.subjectconservative-entrepreneurial dichotomyen_NZ
dc.subjectresource poverty and OM’s human capitalen_NZ
dc.titleExporting to Internationalise; Why only a Small Percentage of Emerging SMEs From Developing Countries Succeed When a Large Majority Failsen_NZ
dc.title.alternativeResearch question: What impact the owner-managers perceptions of internal and external barriers have on the internationalisation process of the SMEs in a developing country?en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderDavid Publishing (New York, N.Y.)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden150314 Small Business Managementen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden150308 International Businessen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationReference:Gunaratne, K. A. (2014). Exporting to Internationalise; Why only a Small Percentage of Emerging SMEs From Developing Countries Succeed When a Large Majority Fails. Management Studies, USA, 2(7), pp.427-446.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.spage427en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage446en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume2(7)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleManagement Studies (David Publishing)en_NZ
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms57149en_NZ


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