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Threat orientation in small and medium-sized enterprises: Understanding differences toward acute interruptions
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine whether the experience, impact and likelihood of an acute business interruption, along with the perceived ability to intervene, influences the “threat orientation” of ...
E-business and the SME: international perspectives of deployment
Technological constraints to firm performance: the moderating effects of firm linkages and cooperation
(Emerald Publishing Limited, 2018)
Manufacturing and services SMEs in Africa face challenges and constraints exacerbated by ineffectual government policies, environmental turbulence and the near-absence of institutional support. This study investigates if ...
SMEs and public procurement: engaged or stranged?
Using the concept of mixed embeddedness and related literatures, this paper examines the interplay of institutional environment, the public procurement and small firm resource contexts influence on strategic choice of small ...
The SMEs’ perspective of trust in a B2B relationship
Despite the diversity in its associated definition and related structures, the role of trust in underpinning long-term business relationships is well established. This article presents an instrument to assess trust from ...
Business to Business (B2B) Relationship Assessment of Commitment and Behavioural Intention – Nigerian SME-banking Relationship”
(Academy of Marketing Conference 2016, 2016-07-07)
Purpose - It evaluates the role of the commitment between small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and their banks in Nigeria from the perspective of the senior SME employees. The antecedents to, and outcomes from, commitment ...
Nigerian SMEs: Commitment and loyalty to their banks
(Journal of Financial Service Marketing, 2016-12-01)
Commitment has a crucial role to play in underpinning long-term business relationships, and as such, is well established in the related academic literature. Limited research does however exist pertaining to the specific ...
Assessing the Impact of Relationship Length in the SMEs and Bank Association
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2017)
Despite the importance of satisfaction, loyalty and relationship length in the literature, there is very little evidence of studies within the Nigerian Business to Business (B2B) Relationship terrain. This paper seeks to ...