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UK export performance research - review and implications

Wheeler, C.N. and Ibeh, K.I.N. and Dimitratos, P. (2008) UK export performance research - review and implications. International Small Business Journal, 26 (2). pp. 207-239. ISSN 0266-2426

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Abstract

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.