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The determinants of SMEs’ export entry: A systematic review of the literature

Mohamed Yacine Haddoud, Adah-Kole Emmanuel Onjewu, Witold Nowiński, Paul Jones Orcid Logo

Journal of Business Research, Volume: 125, Pages: 262 - 278

Swansea University Author: Paul Jones Orcid Logo

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Abstract

Despite the plethora of studies on SMEs’ export performance and survival, empirical works on export initiation are relatively limited. Thus far, extant literature has fallen short of determining a comprehensive set of factors affecting firms’ entry to export markets. For these reasons, building on f...

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Published in: Journal of Business Research
ISSN: 0148-2963
Published: UK Elsevier BV 2021
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa55931
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Abstract: Despite the plethora of studies on SMEs’ export performance and survival, empirical works on export initiation are relatively limited. Thus far, extant literature has fallen short of determining a comprehensive set of factors affecting firms’ entry to export markets. For these reasons, building on from previous reviews involving export entry, we review 82 papers related to the determinants of SMEs’ export entry published between 2008 and 2019, in order to develop a holistic framework. We provide a comprehensive model that encompasses the key factors associated with this behaviour. We also discuss key issues and propose areas of future research.
Keywords: Export entry; Export propensity; Systematic review
College: School of Management
Start Page: 262
End Page: 278