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Title: Empirical study of the determinants of small and medium electronics and electrical components manufacturers export decisions and their export performance
Authors: Lam, Siew Hwa
Lee, Pui Kuan
Low, Linda Hwee Theng
Keywords: DRNTU::Business
Issue Date: 1993
Abstract: In recent years, considerable interest has developed in the study of the export behaviour of firms because international trade theories have not been very helpful in explaining such behaviour. This is because international trade theories are concerned mainly with parameters over which .the individual firm has .little control. At best, they delineate the boundaries within which firms operate. This study was motivated by the importance of export in this era of flourishing world trade at one hand and the pervasion of protectionism at the other. It was further motivated by the fact that export played. an even more important role in a small city state like Singapore. As Singapore began to develop .the . local companies, the importance of export was emphasized as the key to the industrial development of the local industries. Therefore, it was necessary to investigate the following: the impact of both the internal and external environment of the firm upon its export decision, the factors that influences a manager's perception of the impact of exporting on the firm's performance, the factors that best explains why firms are not currently exporting, the variables that will motivate non-exporting firm's to export in future and the variables that will affect the level of export intensity.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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