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Development process of SME internationalisation in Samoa: barriers and performance

Singh, Gurmeet and Pathak, Raghuvar D. and Naz, Rafia (2008) Development process of SME internationalisation in Samoa: barriers and performance. SASIN Journal of Management, 14 (1). pp. 96-116. ISSN 0972-8201

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Abstract

The objective of this research paper is to investigate the barriers encumbering the internationalization process of SMEs in Samoa. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data from 78 SMEs. This research is a noteworthy exploration of the obstacles affecting the performance of SMEs in Samoa. The research that has been conducted in the past was mostly confined to Asian countries, with very little in the area of SME internationalization and its impediments. Therefore, this research seeks to bring to the attention of policymakers the major obstructions and how these can be overcome and should set the impetus for further research in this area.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > Graduate School of Business
Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Management and Public Administration
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2008 11:44
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 16:49
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/149
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