Anica Snyman

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Honors Thesis


The goal of this project is to gain a better understanding of the benefits and challenges faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) when exporting on a global scale. This research will establish the positive impact that exporting has on SMEs, as well as determine whether exporting leads to superior organization performance and discuss under what set of circumstances this superior performance can be expected. The research project will also discuss what leads to failure and highlight the general need and importance of governments to make a greater effort to disseminate information, eliminate unnecessary red tape, as well as make programs more responsive to the changing needs of SMEs. Lastly, the project will look at solutions that address challenges preventing effective exportation and provide insight as to what can be done at both a national level as well as an individual level to reach these solutions and goals.

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