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UK export performance research 1990-2003: review and theoretical framework

Dimitratos, P. and Johnson, Jeffrey E. and Ibeh, K.I.N. and Slow, Jonathan (2008) UK export performance research 1990-2003: review and theoretical framework. In: Entrepreneurship and Globalization. Contemporary Issues in Business and Globalization . Sage Publications, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781847875006

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Previous research on export performance has been criticized for being a mosaic of autonomous endeavours and for a lack of theoretical development. Building upon extant models of export performance, and a review and analysis of research on export performance in the UK for the period 1990-2005, an integrated model of export performance is developed and theoretical explanations of export performance are put forward. It is suggested that a multi-theory approach to explaining export performance is viable. Management and policy implications for the UK emerging from the review and synthesis of the literature and the integrated model are discussed.