Title
Export intensity and the competitive intelligence of exporting companies: evidence from Belgium and South AfricaExport intensity and the competitive intelligence of exporting companies: evidence from Belgium and South Africa
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Research group
Management
Marketing
Internationale economics, International Management and Diplomacy
Publication type
report
Publication
Antwerp , [*]
Subject
Economics
Source (series)
Research paper / UA, Faculty of Applied Economics ; 2006:23
Volume/pages
42 p.
1
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The present paper investigates into the relationship between Competitive Intelligence (CI) factors, characteristics, information sources, needs, requirements and the export intensity of exporting companies in two distinct samples (Flanders and South Africa). We establish whether there are significant differences between firms, grouped according to export intensity with respect to awareness, use, information sources and attitude towards CI activities. A questionnaire was developed and sent to exporting firms, resulting in a usable sample of 309 South African and 295 Flemish respondents. These firms are grouped according to export intensity, and CI practices between groups are compared. In contrast with some distinct cross-country differences, in both Flanders and South Africa, export intensive firms appear to be more aware and supportive of CI activities than less export intensive firms.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/1156ce/f5812c89.pdf
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