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International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business (4 papers in press)


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  • Cross Cultural Communication between Developed and Emerging Markets: A Qualitative Study on Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Communication Technology Selection and Utilization   Order a copy of this article
    by Wendy Farrell, Thitival Hutasingh 
    Abstract: Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) have been shown to be an integral part of economic development and job creation. Seeking growth opportunities, many SMEs are looking abroad; using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to gain entry to previously inaccessible global markets and production. One issue that arises is that communication preferences and the respective ICT tools used to engage in communication differs across high and low-context cultures. This interview-based empirical research looks to identify communication technology needs and preferences experienced by SMEs when attempting to use technology to establish and maintain working relationships across cultures.
    Keywords: small business; cross cultural communication; information and communication technology; media richness theory.

  • The Rise of Small Globals: An Empirical Macro Analysis   Order a copy of this article
    by Manuel Jose I.I.I. Oyson 
    Abstract: Even decades ago questions were raised about the traditional internationalisation process models for their failure to explain born globals and firms that internationalised rapidly and skipped stages. The rise in the new millenium of small globals or small firms that internationalised across multiple, often distant, international markets further demonstrates the explanatory limits of internationalisation process models. Notably these models emerged in the 1970s and 1980s. The international environment, however, has undergone dramatic changes since the 1990s with the development of the Internet, advanced technologies, globalisation, and free trade. Whilst the enabling effects of these changes on firm internationalisation are acknowledged, they have largely not been explained nor empirically developed. This paper, based on an empirical study of twelve New Zealand small internationalising firms, addresses this research gap by providing a macro analysis of how key changes in the international environment have enabled the rise of born globals and small globals.
    Keywords: Internationalisation; International Business; International Environment; Globalisation; Economic Liberalisation; Internet; Foreign Market Entry; SMEs; Small Globals; Born Globals; Internationalisation Strategy.

  • Exploring the antecedents of export motivation: The case of the Greek yogurt firms.   Order a copy of this article
    by Zacharias Papanikolaou, Christos Karelakis, Konstadinos Mattas 
    Abstract: Within a context of continuous economic recession, the exports of dairy products and especially of Greek yogurt comprise a key motivating factor for the economic growth and strengthening of Greek firms. The present research endeavors to investigate the antecedents of export motivation of Greek yogurt firms. Primary data were collected through a quantitative survey (structured questionnaire) to 137 yogurt producing firms that also display export activities. Data were analyzed via a series of multivariate methods, namely factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and path analysis. The results indicate that the most important determinants of export motivation for yogurt firms involve the customers preferences, the exports competitive advantage, the firms resources, the domestic legislation and the firm experience.
    Keywords: motives; internationalization; Greek yogurt; capabilities; Path Analysis.

    by Ruhanita Maelah, Nor Hadza Nor Yadzid 
    Abstract: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in the economic development of Malaysia as they represent 99.2% of businesses in this country. The Government treats SMEs development as a national agenda and allocates funds through its annual budget to assist SMEs. In order to continue generating income, effective financial management including budgetary control is important for SMEs. This study attempts to determine the relationship between budgetary control tightness and organizational performance with corporate culture as the moderating variable. Data were collected from 136 respondents through survey questionnaire sent to SME managers. The study found that budgetary control tightness has positive relationship with SME performance. Further tests found that budgetary control tightness resulted in low organizational performance for consensual, entrepreneurial and competitive cultures. As for bureaucratic culture, it was found that budgetary control tightness does not result in high organizational performance. Practically, the study highlights to the management the importance of budgetary control and corporate culture on performance. Theoretically, this study contributes to the number of studies in the areas of accounting and management control system, especially in the limited scope of SME. Limitations of the study include the regional scope of study and its focus on existing corporate culture.
    Keywords: budgetary control; culture; Small Medium Enterprises.