Vol. 8 No. 4 (2021)
Articles

Governance and Performance of Agri-Food Exporting SMEs

Nour-Eddine SOUSSI
Faculty of Lawl, Economic and Social Sciences of Ait Melloul, University IBN ZOHR Agadir, Morocco.
Habib ELFATHAOUI
Faculty of Lawl, Economic and Social Sciences of Ait Melloul, University IBN ZOHR Agadir, Morocco.
Jamal AGOURAM
Faculty of Economic and Management of Guelmim, University IBN ZOHR Agadir, Morocco.

Published 2021-12-09

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Keywords

  • Board of directors, Debt, Capital structure, Hierarchical control, Control of the supplier, Control of subcontractor export performance, Internationalization.

How to Cite

SOUSSI, N.-E., ELFATHAOUI, H., & AGOURAM, J. (2021). Governance and Performance of Agri-Food Exporting SMEs. Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies, 8(4), 83–91. https://doi.org/10.20448/journal.500.2021.84.83.91

Abstract

Moroccan SME's are involved in local development and are currently the subject of several studies. Furthermore, Moroccan SMEs are crucial to the country's economic growth since they produce value, create employment, and play an important role in local development. The goal is to identify the factors that influence its export performance. This performance can be influenced by the governance system, which is defined as a set of mechanisms that have the effect of limiting managers' powers and influencing their decisions. In this light, the purpose of this paper is to demonstrate, using a sample of food SME's in Agadir city, that a good governance system improves export performance and accelerates the process of SME internationalization. Based on the findings of this study, we can infer that SMEs with effective internal governance mechanisms, such as an internal control and consultation body and strong hierarchical control, may improve their export performance and, as a result, their internationalization potential.

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