Title: Factors predicting small and medium-sized enterprises' success

Authors: Jiraporn Tangkittipaporn

Addresses: Chiang Mai University, 239 Huay Kaew Road, Muang District, Chiangmai 50200, Thailand

Abstract: The study obtaining from a sample of 338 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) showed that Chinese SME entrepreneurs| management practices have changed to a better direction and exhibited a high level of business success. However, Chinese SME entrepreneurs are still required to be equipped with new perspective, knowledge and skills of human resources and marketing management competencies to get the optimal business outcomes. To facilitate this situation, there should be an encouragement for financial assistance, international business incentives, community education and training.

Keywords: SMEs; small and medium-sized enterprises; management practice; management competency; education; business success; international business; China; entrepreneurship; human resource management; HRM; marketing management; financial assistance; business incentives; community education; training.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSE.2010.029944

International Journal of Sustainable Economy, 2010 Vol.2 No.1, pp.113 - 126

Published online: 03 Dec 2009 *

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