UK SMEs’ awareness, use, and perceptions of selected government export assistance – An investigation into the effect of ethnicity

Dave Crick (University of Central England, Perry Barr, Birmingham, UK)
Shiv Chaudhry (University of Central England, Perry Barr, Birmingham, UK)

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research

ISSN: 1355-2554

Publication date: 1 April 2000

Abstract

This study reports on a government funded empirical investigation into UK managers’ export behaviour and assistance requirements and focuses on one aspect of the research, namely perceptions towards selected export assistance programmes. Specifically, it investigates whether differences exist between managers of UK small and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs) owned by executives from particular ethnic origins, i.e. Asian and indigenous (white)‐owned firms, in relation to their awareness and frequency of use of the programmes, together with their perceptions towards the availability of the assistance schemes. The paper presents statistical differences between the two ethnic groups leading to the recommendation that public policy makers may need to rethink their approach towards the delivery of assistance in order that scarce resources are allocated more efficiently and effectively.

Keywords

Citation

Crick, D. and Chaudhry, S. (2000), "UK SMEs’ awareness, use, and perceptions of selected government export assistance – An investigation into the effect of ethnicity", International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, Vol. 6 No. 2, pp. 72-89. https://doi.org/10.1108/13552550010335994

Publisher

:

MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below

You may be able to access this content by logging in via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.
If you think you should have access to this content, click the button to contact our support team.