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SMEs’ Export Performance in Algeria: A Configuration Approach

Creating Entrepreneurial Space: Talking Through Multi-Voices, Reflections on Emerging Debates

ISBN: 978-1-78756-372-8, eISBN: 978-1-78756-371-1

ISSN: 2040-7246

Publication date: 10 December 2018

Abstract

Succeeding in export markets remains a challenging task for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating in developing countries. Empirical studies from these regions on SMEs’ internationalisation remain scarce bringing contrasting evidence to those emerging from developed countries. To increase understanding on these issues, the present study adopts a novel fuzzy-set comparative analysis technique to investigate the combination(s) of different resource factors driving Algerian SMEs’ export performance. Using a sample of 103 exporters, the study identifies two distinct resource configurations likely to boost SMEs export performance. The present study holds important implications for the internationalisation literature and the export promotion organisations in developing countries.

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Haddoud, M.Y., Jones, P. and Newbery, R. (2018), "SMEs’ Export Performance in Algeria: A Configuration Approach", Higgins, D., Jones, P. and McGowan, P. (Ed.) Creating Entrepreneurial Space: Talking Through Multi-Voices, Reflections on Emerging Debates (Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research, Vol. 9A), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 91-111. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-72462018000009A006

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