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Technology, innovation and SMEs' export intensity: Evidence from Morocco

Haddoud, MY, Kock, N, Onjewu, A-KE, Jafari-Sadeghi, V and Jones, P (2023) Technology, innovation and SMEs' export intensity: Evidence from Morocco. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 191. ISSN 0040-1625

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This study seeks to understand the scarcely examined relationships between SMEs' foreign technology licensing, R&D expenditure, innovation and export intensity. Espousing an integrated open innovation and self-selection paradigm, observations of 446 Moroccan SMEs are analysed through structural equation modelling. The definitive path analysis showed that foreign technology licensing and R&D expenditure distinctively affect innovation and, in turn, innovation increases export intensity. In further insights, to illustrate how the distribution of these inputs enhances internationalisation, a probabilistic analysis shows that foreign technology licensing, R&D expenditure and innovation will incrementally stimulate export intensity by >71 %. The permutations of these variables in the fresh setting of Morocco summon scholars' empirical attention at the same time as policymakers' consideration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 10 Technology; 14 Economics; 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services; Science Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Doctoral Management Studies (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Elsevier
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2023 10:33
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 10:33
DOI or ID number: 10.1016/j.techfore.2023.122475
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/19148
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