International Competitiveness of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Peru, a Latin-American Emerging Market

Jesús C. Peña-Vinces, Lourdes Casanova, Jorge Guillen, David Urbano

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Abstract

Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Our research studies the international competitiveness of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in an emerging Latin-American country. Using a sample of 100 SMEs in Peru, we find that firms compete abroad with standardized products, which are conditioned by the host-country markets, human capital, and industry cooperation. However, the results show that the age and size of the firm are not determining factors in competing overseas. Our findings open a new agenda for policymakers when interpreting how they should promote and support Latin-American SMEs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-169
JournalEmerging Markets Finance and Trade
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • emerging country
  • firm competitiveness
  • industry cooperation
  • Latin America
  • local/international environment
  • Peru
  • SMEs
  • standardized products

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