Factors that foster export commitment: An empirical study in small and medium-sized enterprises

  1. Fernandez-Ortiz, R. 3
  2. Ortiz, J.A. 2
  3. San Emeterio, M.C. 1
  1. 1 Universidad Internacional de La Rioja

    Universidad Internacional de La Rioja

    Logroño, España

    ROR https://ror.org/029gnnp81

  2. 2 Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01teme464

  3. 3 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España

    ROR https://ror.org/0553yr311

Inzinerine Ekonomika : Engineering Economics

ISSN: 1392-2785

Year of publication: 2015

Volume: 26

Issue: 3

Pages: 272-283

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5755/J01.EE.26.3.6456 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84934297151 WoS: WOS:000357111100006 GOOGLE SCHOLAR

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  • Scopus Cited by: 8 (07-05-2023)
  • Web of Science Cited by: 4 (12-05-2023)
  • Dimensions Cited by: 6 (30-03-2023)

JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2015
  • Journal Impact Factor: 0.806
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 0.472
  • Article influence score: 0.107
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: ECONOMICS Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 180/345 (Ranking edition: SSCI)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2015
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.479
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: Engineering (miscellaneous) Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 100/658
  • Area: Business and International Management Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 112/430
  • Area: Economics and Econometrics Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 275/658


  • Social Sciences: A

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2015
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 1.8
  • Area: Business and International Management Percentile: 71
  • Area: Engineering (miscellaneous) Percentile: 70
  • Area: Economics and Econometrics Percentile: 58


(Data updated as of 30-03-2023)
  • Total citations: 6
  • Recent citations: 2
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 1.95


Previous research on the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has highlighted the role of resources and capacities in the positioning of SMEs in a competitive global environment. Based on resources and capacities theory, this study examines the relationship between resources (material and immaterial) and capacities (technological, business, financial, human and commercial) and the international commitment of SMEs. The study also examines the relationship between these capacities and the level of export commitment using structural equation techniques. The study is based on a sample of 128 internationally-diversified SMEs from the Spanish region of La Rioja. Using different modelling techniques, the results of the study confirm the existence of a significant relationship between different SME resources and the export policies of SMEs. Specifically we find that the size of a company, the extent of its coverage of the domestic market, its international experience, having growth as a business objective, its commitment to technological activities, and the international experience of its managers all have a positive effect on its international commitment. Finally, we consider some of the potential implications of the results obtained in this study in both research and business practice. © 2015 Kauno Technologijos Universitetas. All Rights Reserved.