ENTREPRENEURIAL AND MARKET-ORIENTED ACTIVITIES, FINANCIAL CAPITAL, ENVIRONMENT TURBULENCE, AND EXPORT PERFORMANCE IN AN EMERGING ECONOMY
This study examines the impact of the simultaneous implementation of entrepreneurial and market-oriented export activities on export success and whether this relationship depends on levels of financial capital and market environment turbulence. The findings from a study of 164 Ghanaian exporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) indicate that high levels of both entrepreneurial and market orientation generate better export performance. The relationship is stronger when firms have greater financial capital and operate in more turbulent export market environments. These results extend existing knowledge of how SMEs can improve export performance by seeking fit between firm-specific capabilities and external environment conditions.
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