Department

Management & Entrepreneurship

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

What key factors result in superior export performance for small firms from small countries? Drawing on the internationalization process model and organizational learning theory, the authors hypothesize and find that (1) emphasizing international sales while (2) restricting exports to a few foreign markets results in superior perceived export performance for the sample of small firms from Greece and several Caribbean countries. Emphasizing international sales while focusing on a few markets enables small firms to develop expertise in those markets, build strong distribution networks, and manage export activities effectively.

Journal

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Journal ISSN

14795868

Volume

10

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1186/1479-5868-10-133

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