International Journal of Entrepreneurship (Print ISSN: 1099-9264; Online ISSN: 1939-4675)


Conceptual Paper on External Determinants and Relationship with Export Performance of SMEs

Author(s): Sevdie Alshiqi, Xhelil Bekteshi

Studying exporting performance of external environment it quite challenging on a lot of factors that have an impact on performance as industry competitiveness, customers and stakeholders. This research elaborates the impact of financial resources in export performance of SMEs, based on fact that during their growth and development international trade face with difficult financing challenges. Also, they have found a relationship between past and future; it can be called as static measures, when we can compare one year to another, even with long-term results may be appropriate to analyze long-term effects, present results measures incorporate expected future performance. But we have several studies, cases that capture indicators along time for measuring the performance, which helps us to understand the long-term strategy of an organization. One factor that has to do with the strategy of the organization is an external factor, and this factor characteristic of the firm, industry product adaption has the positive influence on firm strategy. By this paper we will try to clarify the relationship of external factors on export performance. Also this research reviews various authors about financial sources as external determinants of SMEs.

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