Firm's readiness to internationalization / Herwina Rosnan ... [et al.]

Rosnan, Herwina and Chua Abdullah, Nuraisyah and Yusof, Norzayana and Abdullah, Muhammad Syukri (2018) Firm's readiness to internationalization / Herwina Rosnan ... [et al.]. Management & Accounting Review (MAR), 17 (3). pp. 81-94. ISSN 2550-1895


This study addresses primary issues on the internationalization readiness among Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Four factors namely foreign distributing, foreign marketing, foreign network and entry strategy are examined to help in enhancing the understanding on internationalization readiness among SMEs. The main purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of these exogenous variables on internationalization readiness among SMEs in Malaysia. The methodology utilizes primary data from questionnaires which were administered to a sample of 190 SMEs in Malaysia. These self-administered questionnaires were distributed using the non-probability sampling technique which is purposive sampling technique. Descriptive statistics, Internal Consistency - Composite Reliability (CR), Indicator Reliability – Indicator Loadings, Average Variance Extracted (AVE) (Convergent Validity), Fornell Larcker Criterion Discriminant Validity), Standard Beta, T-value, Effect Size (f2) and R Square were employed. Analysis method was performed by using Smart Partial Least Square (SmartPLS) path model analysis. The results show that all factors were significantly correlated to Internationalization Readiness. Further, this paper offers discussions and conclusions.


Item Type: Article
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Rosnan, Herwina
Chua Abdullah, Nuraisyah
Yusof, Norzayana
Abdullah, Muhammad Syukri
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Small business. Medium-sized business
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Accounting Research Institute (ARI)
Journal or Publication Title: Management & Accounting Review (MAR)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Management & Accounting Review (MAR)
ISSN: 2550-1895
Volume: 17
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 81-94
Keywords: Readiness, Internationalization, SMEs, Smart PLS
Date: 2018
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