Antecedents of export performance in emerging economies: the case of Turkey
by Murat Parlakgul; Nisan Selekler-Goksen
International Journal of Business and Globalisation (IJBG), Vol. 20, No. 4, 2018

Abstract: This study investigates the antecedents of export performance in the context of an emerging economy, Turkey, from the perspective of the resource-based view of the firm. Managerial characteristics of education and international experience, and organisational characteristics of size, age, business group affiliation, export credit agency (ECA) supports and technological capacity are conceptualised as resources a firm can utilise to build sustainable competitive advantages and attain superior export performance. The sample involves 72 textile and apparel firms. Data have been collected from archival sources and through a survey, and analysed by using logistic regression. Findings of the study show that manager's international experience, ECA supports and R&D spending (one of the facets of technological capacity) are significant resources for improving export performance in the context of emerging economies.

Online publication date: Mon, 30-Jul-2018

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