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Does primary strategy matter? A study of small Australian manufacturing firms

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conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by PJC O'Neill, AS Sohal
The survival crisis of small manufacturing firms is most often blamed on cheap imports. However the real debate should centre on how to turnaround a 20th century small business culture of low innovation and domestic penetration to “international engagement”. We utilise panel data to demonstrate that when innovation is combined with international engagement they provide a statistically significant value added advantage. In particular we find support for the contention that export as an activity does not offer any performance benefit to the firm. We also demonstrate the dangers of drawing business policy conclusions from even high quality cross-sectional panel data.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Kennedy J; Di Milia V

Parent Title

Proceedings of the 20th ANZAM Conference [electronic resource] : Management : pragmatism, philosophy, priorities

Start Page

1

End Page

19

Number of Pages

19

Start Date

01/01/2006

Finish Date

01/01/2006

ISBN-10

1921047348

Location

Yeppoon, Qld.

Publisher

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Place of Publication

Lindfield, NSW

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Department of Management; International conference; RMIT University;

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. International conference