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International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business

International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business (IJGSB)

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

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  • Linking the CEO personality and firm performance in micro, small and medium enterprises based in western India: measuring the mediating effect of learning and growth intentions   Order a copy of this article
    by Bhajan Lal, Balakrishnan Unny 
    Abstract: The study of the personality traits is especially relevant in micro, small and medium size enterprises since business process management and improvements is the sole responsibility of the chief executive officer. The learning and growth intentions lead to improvement within the organisation and thereby influence firm performance. The present study aims at identifying the mediating impact of learning and growth intentions on the relationship between personality of the chief executive officer and firm performance. A total of 109 responses from chief executive officers/owners of micro, small and medium size enterprises in the western region of India were analysed to obtain the results of the study. The findings show that the personality of the chief executive officer has an influence on the firm performance and this relationship is fully mediated by learning and growth intentions. The personality traits themselves have varying effects on firm performance.
    Keywords: CEO personality; Indian MSME; HEXACO model; learning and growth intention; firm performance; India.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJGSB.2022.10051825
  • External pressures and financial performance of Indonesian MSMEs: role of material flow cost accounting   Order a copy of this article
    by Noorlailie Soewarno, Satwiko Oetomo Adji Basoeki, Bambang Tjahjadi 
    Abstract: This study aims to investigate the mediating effect of material flow cost accounting (MFCA) on the external pressure (regulatory pressure and market pressure) - financial performance relationship. The topic of MFCA is rarely researched. The data was collected using questionnaires directed to the owners/managers of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the East Java Province, Indonesia. As many as 156 respondents participated in this research. The finding reveals that MFCA partially mediates the external pressure-financial performance relationship proving that MFCA as one of the environmental management accounting methods is beneficial and needed to enhance financial performance. Employing institutional theory, this study provides additional support to the scarcity of empirical evidence focusing on MFCA in the MSME research setting.
    Keywords: material flow cost accounting; MFCA; financial performance; institutional theory; external pressure; micro; small and medium-sized enterprises; MSMEs.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJGSB.2022.10052890
  • The effects of dynamic capabilities on international SMEs performance   Order a copy of this article
    by Shahab Sharfaei, Jeen Wei Ong, Adedapo Oluwaseyi Ojo 
    Abstract: Developing countries such as Iran face many challenges which can impact international small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to a larger extent due to their limited resources and bargaining power. International SMEs are confronted by a number of challenges such as how to develop the dynamic capabilities needed to help them attain a high level of performance. By studying international SMEs, we investigate this matter by situating competitive advantage to mediate dynamic capabilities and firm performance. The partial least square technique was used to analyse the data which was collected through a self-administered survey. The survey was obtained from 166 SMEs in Iran. The findings suggest that dynamic capability does not have a significant impact on international SME performance. Moreover, competitive advantage does not mediate the relationship. This study offers recommendations to international SMEs on how to leverage comprehensive knowledge on dynamic capabilities and competitive advantage to enhance their performance in developing markets.
    Keywords: dynamic capabilities; competitive advantage; firm performance; SMEs in Iran; international SMEs; differentiation advantage; cost advantage; developing markets; SME performance; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJGSB.2023.10053896
  • Inward FDI in Estonia: motivational and obstacles/inhibiting factors associated with the MNC’s subsidiary export performance   Order a copy of this article
    by Dafnis N. Coudounaris, Urmas Varblane 
    Abstract: This study investigates the main inward FDI factors, i.e., motivational factors and obstacles/inhibiting factors associated with the subsidiarys export performance in the host country, Estonia. The study is based on 89 in-depth interviews with the CEOs of subsidiaries of firms in Estonia, using a semi-structured questionnaire. The study concludes that 27 independent variables are important when studying the antecedent factors of the subsidiarys export performance. The study reveals five research streams from the literature review, namely inward FDI, outward FDI, motivational factors of FDI, obstacles/inhibiting factors of FDI, and the subsidiarys export performance. The most prominent research stream is the obstacles/inhibiting factors of FDI and both outward FDI and motivational factors of FDI are also important. Additionally, the study investigates 31 factors, of which 25 are found to be important factors based on SEM fit. In particular, 14 motivational factors and 11 obstacles/inhibiting factors significantly influence the subsidiarys export performance.
    Keywords: inward FDI; motivational factors; obstacles/inhibiting factors; MNC’s subsidiary export performance; Estonia.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJGSB.2023.10054556