Geographical co-location on Chilean SME's export performance

Published on Dec 1, 2017in Journal of Business Research4.03
· DOI :10.1016/j.jbusres.2017.11.044
Jose Brache1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Andrés Bello National University),
Christian Felzensztein17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Massey University)
Abstract Recent studies report conflicting results on the impact of geographic co-location on small firm's export performance. This paper contributes to the management literature by providing a new conceptual framework that explains the apparently disassociated findings of recent studies. It is proposed that specific positive externalities are the principal components of the co-location effect on export performance. This is examined in the context of a particular South American economy, Chile. Unexpectedly, results indicate that geographical co-location has a negative effect on export performance in this particular environment. This has implications for practitioners and further research.
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