Influence of Cultural Variables on the Organisational Performance of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Benin
Dr. Henri Ahodédji TCHOKPONHOUE

The objective of this paper is to analyze the influence of cultural variables on the organizational performance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Benin. Both qualitative and quantitative methodologies are used in this article. Data are collected from 37 human resource managers and 767 employees of the targeted Beninese SMEs. The quantitative treatment of these data is done using binary logistic regression and descriptive statistics measurement indicators. The qualitative processing is based on content analysis using Alceste. Based on the literature review for the choice of variables, the results show that all variables (ancestral values, perception of competitiveness in the workplace and funeral rites) significantly and positively influence organisational performance. The full consideration of these variables is a source of organisational performance in SMEs in Benin.

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