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Permanence and competitive success of the SMIs located in Libertador municipalitiy Mérida, Venezuela

María Barrios (), Marlene Peñaloza () and Daniel Ramírez ()
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María Barrios: Magister en Administración por la Universidad de Los Andes.
Marlene Peñaloza: Doctora en Ciencias Económicas. Departamento de Ciencias Administrativas de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales de la Universidad de Los Andes.
Daniel Ramírez: Doctor en Dirección de Empresas por la Universidad del CEMA. Departamento de Ciencias Administrativas de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales de la Universidad de Los Andes.

Economía, 2016, vol. 41, issue 41, 151-175

Abstract: Permanence and success of small and medium enterprises are always threatened; however, many manage to transcend. The investigation aims to figure out the factors significant in the permanence and the competitive success of the small and medium industrial enterprises located in Libertador municipality Merida, Venezuela. For this, 48 industrial companies were studied, with at least 6 years in business. The data was analyzed by descriptive methods, tests of independence (Ji-square), and simple correspondence. Two factors resulted significant: a) managerial capacities (raw material negotiation and experience) and b) demographic (entrepreneur age). Also the small companies result more dynamic and pro successfully from internal perspective.

Keywords: Competitive success; small and medium industries; business survival. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M13 L26 L66 L67 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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