What Helps to Make SMEs Successful in Global Markets?

Ensari, Muhterem-Sebnem orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-3173-2568 and Erdilek Karabay, Melisa (2014) What Helps to Make SMEs Successful in Global Markets? In: 10th International Strategic Management Conference, 19-21 June 2014, Rome, Italy.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.09.030


As the globalization rises, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have a very important role of opening the local
products/services to the international markets, as well as competing with multinational competitors in the local markets. There are
some entrepreneurial, external and internal factors behind the success of SMEs through the globalization process. The purpose of
this paper is to identify and associate the main factors that affect the success of globally succesful Turkish SMEs. The analysis
based on the results of the structured survey conducted to a sample of SMEs registered and nominated to export awards by Small
and Medium Enterprises Development Organization and Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey.

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