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Marketing networking dimensions (MNDS) and SMEs' performance: a new conceptual model

Hakimpoor, Hossein and Tat, Hon Huam and Khani, Naser and Samani, M. B. (2011) Marketing networking dimensions (MNDS) and SMEs' performance: a new conceptual model. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 5 (10). pp. 1528-1533. ISSN 1991-8178

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It has been widely acknowledged that SMEs need to develop a suitable marketing framework and networking is a useful way for SME owner/managers to expand marketing expertise and improve their performance. Aim: in this paper, regarding the dimensions of SMEs' marketing networking, the authors propose that four dimensions of marketing networking as important factors that have impact on SMEs' performance and their marketing activities.Method: through literature review, a model will be conceptualized by hypothesizing the relationship between marketing networking dimensions (MNDs) with SMEs' performance. Results: The study proposes a model to conceptualize the relationship between MNDs, marketing planning and SMEs' performanceConclusion: This paper explains the ways of exploiting MNDs as important factors in SMEs' marketing and the effect of MNDs on SMEs' performance. Possible application: Researchers believe that to build a model for MNDs-Performance relationship will be beneficial because it will provide some information for developing suitable marketing framework and improving SMEs' performance as a back-bone for the country's economic growth.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:marketing networking dimensions
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development
ID Code:45028
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:27 Apr 2015 04:49
Last Modified:28 Sep 2017 03:32

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