Profiling the capabilities of SMEs to compete internationally

GRIMES, A., DOOLE, I. and KITCHEN, P. J. (2007). Profiling the capabilities of SMEs to compete internationally. Journal of small business and enterprise development, 14 (1), 64-80.

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to detail the rationale for, and development of, the Export Marketing Profiling System; a methodology for profiling and benchmarking the capabilities of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to compete internationally. Design/methodology/approach – It is the outcome of four years of research, incorporating quantitative, qualitative and longitudinal studies into the international activities of SMEs. Findings – The findings of this research are utilised in the development of a system that recognises key themes and distils them into the specific characteristics, competencies, capabilities and activities that contribute to successful performance in international markets.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: competitive strategy, export markets, small to medium-sized enterprises, United Kingdom
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > People, Work and Organisation
Identification Number: 10.1108/14626000710727890
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 20 May 2008
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2014 15:48
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/756

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