Internal and external determinants of export performance: Insights from Algeria

Mohamed Yacine Haddoud*, Witold Nowiński, Paul Jones, Robert Newbery

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The internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has been the focus of numerous studies. However, while the attention has thus far been on SMEs operating in developed countries, firms evolving in a developing context, including Africa, have been largely neglected. To address this, and drawing on a dual resources-based and network-based view, this study simultaneously investigates the importance of internal and external resources for firms’ export performance and regularity in the context of North African SMEs. Using a sample of Algerian exporters, the study reveals the superiority of discrete resources for boosting export performance and export regularity. These findings provide directions to Algerian SME managers and policymakers as to important factors driving the internationalization process in the developing Algerian context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-60
Number of pages18
JournalThunderbird International Business Review
Issue number1
Early online date9 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes


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