Title: Entrepreneurial culture and promotion of exporting in Algerian SMEs: perception, reality and challenges

Authors: Riad Abadli; Chokri Kooli; Abdelhafid Otmani

Addresses: Faculty of Economics, OEB University, Street of 1 November 1954, Oum el Boughi, Algeria; EHESS School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Department of Economics, 54 Boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris, France ' EHESS School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Department of Economics, 54 Boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris, France ' EHESS School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Department of Economics, 54 Boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris, France

Abstract: In the last three decades of the 20th century, the economic policies of the developed countries were built on small and medium enterprises. The governments of these countries encouraged the creation of an entrepreneurial culture by providing all the necessary facilities and subsidies. In this logic, the Algerian Government has launched some initiatives encouraging SMEs, with the aim of gradually getting out from the windfall economy and diversifying exports. We built our study on surveys with Algerian exporting enterprises or potentially exporting. The analysis of data collected showed that the effort deployed by the Algerian Government has led to an important increase of SMEs creation. Results showed that the majority of these new companies are non-exporting. However, the reaching of the objective of a diversified economy is far from being achieved. The contribution of these SMEs in exports remains too far from the objectives targeted by the Algerian Government.

Keywords: entrepreneurial culture; promotion of export; Algerian SMEs; contribution of these SMEs in exports.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2020.109933

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2020 Vol.41 No.2, pp.227 - 240

Received: 18 Jul 2018
Accepted: 12 Sep 2018

Published online: 04 Sep 2020 *

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