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A conceptualization to investigate the direct and indirect impacts of government policy on the performance of SME cocoa exporter in African economies
Academy of International Business Annual Meeting
June 23 – 26 2014
A conceptual framework is developed for studying the impact of government policies on the performance of SME cocoa exporters in cocoa-producing African economies. The framework builds on the literature discussing the relationship between government policy and the international activities of exporting SMEs. The proposed framework consists of nine propositions/hypotheses about the direct and indirect effects of government policies on the export performance. In conclusion, measures that can be used to collect and analyse data as a way of testing the hypotheses are discussed.