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A multidimensional study of the key determinants of effective SME marketing activity: Part 2

Hill, Jimmy (2001) A multidimensional study of the key determinants of effective SME marketing activity: Part 2. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 7 (6). pp. 211-235. ISSN 1355-2554

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Abstract

This paper forms Part 2 of a monograph detailing a study that sought to examine the key determinants of SME marketing. It reports the key findings with respect to marketing competency in SMEs, explores the strong sales orientation of such firms, examines the nature and use of SME personal contact networks and considers to what extent formal marketing planning is practiced in such enterprises. New insights to these important areas of small firm research are presented. A new model of SME marketing competency is developed, depicting competencies at three levels, foundation, transitional and marketing in practice. The monograph concludes with a holistic interpretation of the data that enables the development of a new model of SME marketing.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Marketing
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Small Business Sector
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
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Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2014 12:10
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2014 12:10
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1631

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