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High-growth SMEs and public export aid

Christner, Sebastian LU (2017) EKHM52 20171
Department of Economic History
Abstract
he Swedish government’s export strategy (2015) calls for Swedish SMEs to export more, particularly beyond the EU Internal Market. Swedish public organisations engaging in export-promoting activities are thus to increase export aid to SMEs, using SMEs’ needs as compass. Yet many, if not most, SMEs will never export. In a survey (N=174) to high-growth SMEs, this study examines exportoriented SMEs’ opinions and experiences against these objectives. Results suggest that although most respondents with experience of export need, or needed, external assistance when exporting, respondents with experience of public export aid report moderate levels of satisfaction, whereas respondents without experience are unaware of public export aid... (More)
he Swedish government’s export strategy (2015) calls for Swedish SMEs to export more, particularly beyond the EU Internal Market. Swedish public organisations engaging in export-promoting activities are thus to increase export aid to SMEs, using SMEs’ needs as compass. Yet many, if not most, SMEs will never export. In a survey (N=174) to high-growth SMEs, this study examines exportoriented SMEs’ opinions and experiences against these objectives. Results suggest that although most respondents with experience of export need, or needed, external assistance when exporting, respondents with experience of public export aid report moderate levels of satisfaction, whereas respondents without experience are unaware of public export aid opportunities. Conversely, non-exporting respondents generally claim they cannot or do not want to export, and lack knowledge of how public export aid could help them should they change plans. With inference from earlier research, results suggest government export-promoting activities ought to focus more on exporting SMEs. (Less)
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author
Christner, Sebastian LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A bottom-up perspective on Sweden’s government export strategy and public export aid to growth-oriented SMEs
course
EKHM52 20171
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
public export aid, Swedish government’s export strategy, high-growth SMEs.
language
English
id
8924671
date added to LUP
2018-10-04 14:04:56
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2018-10-04 14:04:56
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  abstract     = {he Swedish government’s export strategy (2015) calls for Swedish SMEs to export more, particularly beyond the EU Internal Market. Swedish public organisations engaging in export-promoting activities are thus to increase export aid to SMEs, using SMEs’ needs as compass. Yet many, if not most, SMEs will never export. In a survey (N=174) to high-growth SMEs, this study examines exportoriented SMEs’ opinions and experiences against these objectives. Results suggest that although most respondents with experience of export need, or needed, external assistance when exporting, respondents with experience of public export aid report moderate levels of satisfaction, whereas respondents without experience are unaware of public export aid opportunities. Conversely, non-exporting respondents generally claim they cannot or do not want to export, and lack knowledge of how public export aid could help them should they change plans. With inference from earlier research, results suggest government export-promoting activities ought to focus more on exporting SMEs.},
  author       = {Christner, Sebastian},
  keyword      = {public export aid,Swedish government’s export strategy,high-growth SMEs.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {High-growth SMEs and public export aid},
  year         = {2017},
}