8 The Factors of Influence in the Export Decision of Algerian Manufacturing SMEs

Mohammed Kadi

Economic openness and the interpenetration of markets have led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and especially those in the manufacturing sector, to engage in exports. This transition has been an alternative growth and development strategy for SMEs. Therefore, many studies on international business management have examined the determinants that can influence the export decision of SMEs (Johanson et Wiedersheim-Paul, 1975; Kokko et al., 2001; Minavand, 2012; Dkhissi, 2014). In this context, some authors show that the business environment and export stimuli are explanatory factors for the decision to engage SMEs in external markets (Trang ...

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