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Governance and Performance of Agri-Food Exporting SMEs

Nour-Eddine Soussi (), Habib Elfathaoui () and Jamal Agouram ()

Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies, 2021, vol. 8, issue 4, 83-91

Abstract: Moroccan SME's are involved in local development and are currently the subject of several studies. Furthermore, Moroccan SMEs are crucial to the country's economic growth since they produce value, create employment, and play an important role in local development. The goal is to identify the factors that influence its export performance. This performance can be influenced by the governance system, which is defined as a set of mechanisms that have the effect of limiting managers' powers and influencing their decisions. In this light, the purpose of this paper is to demonstrate, using a sample of food SME's in Agadir city, that a good governance system improves export performance and accelerates the process of SME internationalization. Based on the findings of this study, we can infer that SMEs with effective internal governance mechanisms, such as an internal control and consultation body and strong hierarchical control, may improve their export performance and, as a result, their internationalization potential.

Keywords: Board of directors; Debt; Capital structure; Hierarchical control; Control of the supplier; Control of subcontractor export performance; Internationalization. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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