International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Determinants of Export Performance of SMEs: An Empirical Analysis of Literature Pertained to India
Shahnawaz Khokhar

Present study synthesized to theorize the literature pertaining to determinants of export performance of Small and medium Enterprises (SMEs) of India. This study elaborates informed insight about determinants of export performance of SMEs reported in the literature on SMEs involved in manufacturing, service and trading sector. Different tools and methods were used to find out literature on given subject. Miles and Huberman Framework (1994) is used to review the literature while Meta Analysis is done to synthesize literature in which factors having significant positive, negative and no significant impact on export performance are measured. This study contributes in theory development, policy making and in actions of SMEs. Results indicated that there are many different significant determinants of export performance of SMEs in India and states emerged differently in this regard. Firm characteristics, export marketing strategy, product quality, R&D, state infrastructure and access to finance etc are found very critical positive while barriers (internal & external) are found significant negative and firm age, external technology purchase, Indian rupee, standard domestic product and business group affiliation are found no significant determinants of export performance of SMEs based in India.

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