Export incentives & international entrepreneurship in Malaysian firms

Ahmed, Zafar U. and Julian, Craig C. and Majar, Abdul Jumaat (2006) Export incentives & international entrepreneurship in Malaysian firms. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 7 (1). pp. 49-57. ISSN 1465-7503


This study explores Malaysian entrepreneurs' incentives to
export when engaging in international business. The data gathered were based on a survey of 214 Malaysian manufacturing firms. Statistical analysis was carried out using one-way analysis of variance. With the exception of a 'decline in the value of currency relative to foreign markets', the results indicate no significant differences in the perceptions of exporters and non-exporters towards the various incentives to export.
Thirteen of the export incentives tested in this study were deemed to be significant to Malaysian entrepreneurs. These were: reduction of tariffs in target countries; attractive export incentives provided by the home country
government; the presence of export-minded management; expectation of economies of scale resulting from added volume of trade; favourable sales and profit opportunities in foreign markets; chance to diversify into new markets; receipt of voluntary orders from foreign buyers; availability of profitable ways to ship to foreign markets; eased product regulations in target countries; opportunity to reduce inventories; moves by domestic competitors to export; decline in the value of currency relative to foreign markets; and entry of foreign competitors into the domestic market.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Marketing and Tourism
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: export incentives; export marketing; international entrepreneurship; Malaysia
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910205 Industry Policy
B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910204 Industry Costs and Structure
Identification Number or DOI: 10.5367/000000006775870497
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/14910

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