This comment is based on Zheng Guan’s Dissertation written under the supervision of Prof. Michael Czinkota at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Recommendations for the Government Sector
1) Enhance SMEs’ export assistance and promotion activities. The government should develop more preferential export policies for SMEs and provide more guidance for firms.
2) Encourage and guide enterprises with good opportunities for foreign direct investment. This can avoid the negative impact of export tax rebates and foreign trade barriers. Furthermore, companies should make good use of foreign resources and markets.
3) Provide sufficient financing for SMEs. Government could set up banking and trading cooperation systems and enhance the support for superior industries and leading companies.
4) Strengthen foreign trade personnel training. Government is supposed to provide new policy and overseas market information in the form of training to strengthen firms’ ability of coping with macro environment change.