Management development, innovation and performance of small exporting firms in New Zealand

Roxas, Hernan Banjo and Battisti, Martina and Deakins, David (2010) Management development, innovation and performance of small exporting firms in New Zealand. In: ANZAM 2010: Managing for Unknowable Futures, 8-10 Dec 2010, Adelaide, South Australia.

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Abstract

The study investigates the impact of engagement in management development (MD) activities by the owner-managers of small exporting firms on firm-level innovation and the latter’s impact on the firms’ overall performance. Guided by the resource-based view of the firm, the study argues that MD can endow firms with valuable resources that fuel organisational innovation which enables firms to reap positive rates of return from their export operations. The study addresses a lacuna in the literature on the role of MD in the internationalisation of small firms. The study is a survey of 263 small exporting firms in New Zealand’s service and manufacturing industries. Logistic regression technique was used to examine the hypotheses on the MD – innovation – export performance nexus.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2010 The Authors.
Depositing User: Dr Hernan Banjo Roxas
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2011 05:16
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: entrepreneurship; small business; small and medium enterprises and family enterprise; innovtion; management development
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150314 Small Business Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910406 Technological and Organisational Innovation
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9376

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