The purpose of this study is to study the effect of internatioanl
entrepreneurial orientation of small and medium-sized Chinese manufacturing
companies on export performance. A total of 183 corporate data were used for empirical
analysis for Chinese manufacturing export companies.
In summary, first, international entrepreneurial orientation was shown to have a
significant positive effect on export performance, second, international etrprenurial
orientation was shown to have a significant positive effect on absorption capacity,
and third, the stronger environmental dynamics and network capacity, the stronger
international business orientation and export ability. The implications of this study
are summarized as follows.
It suggests that the more innovative, enterprising and risk-taking Chinese SMEs
are, the better their export performance and the better their ability to absorb foreign
knowledge. It also suggests that small business managers must continue to strengthen
their network capabilities to improve export performance through international
entrepreneurial orientation, and this relationship is further strengthened in a dynamic
environment. It also suggests that the impact of firm’s absorption capacity on export
performance will weaken over time.