Canadian SME Exporters

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Canadian SME Exporters

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January 2008

Barbara Orser, Martine Spence and Allan Riding, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa; Christine Carrington, Industry Canada

The study was undertaken to document the profiles of Canadian SME exporters and to gain a better understanding of the processes of internationalization adopted by SMEs. The relevance of four theories of internationalization was tested using logistic regression analysis to examine the relative influence of owner and firm characteristics on the propensity of a firm to export.