Management & Entrepreneurship
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.
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Brouthers, Lance Eliot, et al. "Key Factors for Successful Export Performance for Small Firms." Journal of International Marketing 17.3 (2009): 21-38. Print.