CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK ON MARKET ORIENTATION AND PERFORMANCE OF SMEs: ALLIANCES AS MEDIATING

Authors

  • Maluwis Maratis
  • Jaratin Lily
  • Tze Cheng Chew
  • Rini Suryati Sulong

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51200/mjbe.v9i1.4544

Keywords:

international performance, market orientation, alliances, SMEs, mediating

Abstract

Firm capabilities become important to SMEs' performance in expanding to foreign markets. Many countries focus on helping these SMEs because of the rapid internalization of competitors. This paper aims to propose a conceptual framework by identifying the determining factor that affects the international performance of Malaysian SMEs. Two capabilities that have determined the international performance of SMEs are market orientation and alliances. This framework was developed based on an extensive literature review. According to the proposed framework, alliances mediate the relationship between market orientation and international performance. Few studies have attempted to investigate the market orientation on international performance with mediating effect of alliances on international performance, especially in developing countries. This paper suggests that future researchers need to pay extra attention to the international performance of SMEs in emerging markets, including Malaysia.

Author Biographies

Maluwis Maratis

Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy,
Jalan UMS, Universiti Malaysia Sabah,
88400 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Jaratin Lily

Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy,
Jalan UMS, Universiti Malaysia Sabah,
88400 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

 

Tze Cheng Chew

Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy,
Jalan UMS, Universiti Malaysia Sabah,
88400 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Rini Suryati Sulong

Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy,
Jalan UMS, Universiti Malaysia Sabah,
88400 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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2023-06-30

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Maluwis Maratis, Jaratin Lily, Tze Cheng Chew, & Rini Suryati Sulong. (2023). CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK ON MARKET ORIENTATION AND PERFORMANCE OF SMEs: ALLIANCES AS MEDIATING . Malaysian Journal of Business and Economics (MJBE), 10(1), 26–42. https://doi.org/10.51200/mjbe.v9i1.4544
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