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External competence acquisition and market performance in manufacturing SMEs
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
1996 (English)In: 9th Nordic Conference on Small Business Research, Lillehammer, Norway, 29th-31st May 1996: papers, Lillehammer: Centre for Continuing Education, Lillehammer College , 1996Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper penetrates whether external competence acquisition (strategies, frequency and perceived value of different external competencies) distinguishes SMEs with low and high market performance. The empirical base consists of 51 manufacturing SMEs representing electronic manufacturing, mechanical engineering and wood-processing industries located to different parts of Sweden. The results indicate that high market performance can be related to a complementing (in stead of a compensating) acquisition strategy where suppliers, banks and auditors are perceived as more important. Another result is that firms with high market performance are more market-oriented, and operate on more turbulent markets with broader ranges of internal competencies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lillehammer: Centre for Continuing Education, Lillehammer College , 1996.
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-34639Local ID: 8e65f4d0-c052-11dc-b185-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-34639DiVA: diva2:1007890
Conference
Nordic Conference on Small Business Research : 29/05/1996 - 31/05/1996
Note
Godkänd; 1996; 20080111 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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