Dr Bernadette Madawa-Bray together with co-authors, Stella Zulu-Chisanga and Mwansa Chabala published an exciting paper on “The differential effects of government support, inter-firm collaboration and firm resources on SME performance in a developing economy” in the Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies. The article contributes to the Small and medium enterprise (SME) performance literature in developing economies. The finding of the paper indicates that “managerial ties have both a direct and indirect effect, through firm resources, on financial performance. Also, the relationship between inter-firm collaboration and financial performance is fully mediated by firm resources. Surprisingly, results reveal that government support does not have a significant effect on SME financial performance”. The paper has implications for SME managers ad policymakers.