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Export decisions within Taiwanese electrical and electronic SMEs : the role of management characteristics and attitudes

Shih, Tsui-Yii & Wickramasekera, Rumintha (2010) Export decisions within Taiwanese electrical and electronic SMEs : the role of management characteristics and attitudes. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 28(2), pp. 353-377.

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Abstract

In this globalized environment, Taiwanese firms have been very successful in achieving growth via international market expansion. In particular, the Taiwanese electronics industry has shown a dynamism lacking in comparable industries around the world. However, in recent years there has been a move by many of the larger Taiwanese manufacturing firms to outsource their manufacturing to low-cost producers such as China in order to remain competitive. Conversely, most Taiwanese small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have retained their production facilities in Taiwan. These SMEs seek to expand their sales beyond the domestic market by employing an export strategy, making a significant socioeconomic contribution to the domestic and regional economies. This paper highlights the key dimensions such as enhancing factors (benefits/advantages), inhibiting factors (barriers/costs), and managerial factors (characteristics/commitment) that play an important role in the internationalization of SMEs located within the Taiwanese electronics industry. A logistic regression model is used to predict the probability of a firm being an exporter.

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ID Code: 39466
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Exporter, management commitment, logistics regression, small to medium sized enterprises, taiwan
DOI: 10.1007/s10490-010-9213-9
ISSN: 0217-4561
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > International Business (150308)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Springer.
Deposited On: 10 Jan 2011 13:23
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2013 22:06

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