Effects of Entrepreneurship Marketing on the Performance of SMEs in Bihar
The study attempts to examine the influence of entrepreneurship marketing on performance of SMEs in Bihar. Specifically, the study examines the influence of entrepreneurial marketing on the growth of SMEs in Bihar and to investigate the extent to which innovativeness, pro-activeness, opportunity-driven, resource leveraging, risk taking, customer intensity and value creation influence the growth of SMEs.
This research adopted a descriptive survey design. All the data used for the study were elicited from the sampled respondents through the use of questionnaire. The study population consists of 345 registered SMEs in different districts of Bihar. Judgmental sampling technique was used to select 120 SMEs which represents the sample size for the study. Multiple regression was the statistical tool used to test the hypothesis proposed for the study. Data were coded and analyzed using the Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS version 20.0). The findings of the study shows that entrepreneurship marketing is a driven force of economic growth and also helps to enhance the development of new product/service for existing markets. More so, the study reveals that the SMEs operators in Bihar mostly use traditional form of marketing to reach potential customers and to entrench their brands. Interestingly, only few of them use modern marketing technology to promote their products and services. It was thus recommended that SMEs should take advantage of the emerging global technology to improve their overall performance.