Fundamental Problems and the Exporting Initiation Process of SMEs: An Investigation of Existing Research Studies
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Hajidimitriou, Y.A. and Azaria, A.C. (2006), “Fundamental Problems and the Exporting Initiation Process of SMEs: An Investigation of Existing Research Studies”, 10th International Conference of the Economic Society of Thessaloniki on “The Challenges of a Wider European Union”, City College, Thessaloniki, Greece, 09-11 November.
The vast majority of organizations, institutions, governments, academics, business managers, owners, politicians, and researchers have repeatedly underlined the importance of the existence of SMEs for every country. A large number of empirical research studies focused on the subjects of: a) the most important problems that SMEs face in their efforts to survive and grow in the highly competitive business arena, and b) the export procedure of SMEs. The aim of this paper is to review, assess and categorize the results of these surveys in order to provide a framework for future studies on the specific subject.
Keywords: SMEs, Problems, Export procedure, Meta-analysis