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Title:Evaluating the impact of environmental factors on the international competitiveness of Small and Medium sized Enterprises in the Western Balkans
Authors:Andzelic, Goran (Author)
Dzakovic, Vladimir (Author)
Lalić, Bojan (Author)
Zrnic, Danica (Author)
Palčič, Iztok (Author)
Files:URL http://www.academicjournals.org/ajbm/contents/2011cont/18Feb.htm
 
Language:English
Work type:Unknown ()
Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FS - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Abstract:Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) with an export potential face significant obstacles in gaining international competitiveness, due to the highly dynamic environment in which they operate. This study evaluates the impact of environmental factors on international competitiveness of the Western Balkans SMEs by identifying the key pairs of environmental factors and factors of international competitiveness, which facilitate an increase in international competitiveness of these firms. The paper also studies the importance of strategic planning and decision making process in the Western Balkans SMEs. Research is based on a questionnaire conducted on the representative sample of SMEs in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the period September 2008 to March 2009. The findings of the research indicate which significant environmental factors have an impact on gaining the international competitiveness of the Western Balkans SMEs, therefore offering sound basis for strategic positioning and further gaining of competitive advantage.
Keywords:international competitiveness, small and medium enterprises, strategic positioning, environmental factors, Western Balkans
Year of publishing:2011
UDC:005.71-022.5
ISSN on article:1993-8233
COBISS_ID:14850070 Link is opened in a new window
NUK URN:URN:SI:UM:DK:OKTME3NB
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Title:African journal of business management
Shortened title:Afr. j. bus. manag.
Publisher:Academic Journals
ISSN:1993-8233
COBISS.SI-ID:13846550 New window

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Language:English
Keywords:mednarodna konkurenčnost, mala in srednje velika podjetja, straško pozicioniranje, okoljski dejavniki, Zahodni Balkan


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