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SMEs in Samoa: journey towards internationalisation

Naz, Rafia and Singh, Gurmeet and Pathak, Raghuvar D. (2010) SMEs in Samoa: journey towards internationalisation. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 10 (4). pp. 499-514. ISSN 1476-1297

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This paper examines the process of internationalisation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Samoa. It uses structured questionnaires to collect data from a sample of 78 respondents from Samoa, which were empirically tested through SPSS. The findings stipulate that the business sectors are not different from each other in performance for Samoan SMEs and all the enterprises from Samoa exhibit different change patterns in their export quotas. It further reveals that gender differences do not affect performance of SMEs in Samoa. Our findings have important implications for managers in deciding to go international and in improving their firms' international market performance.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
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 Mereoni Camailakeba
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2010 20:20
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 05:32

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