Entrepreneurial competencies and SMEs’ growth: the mediating role of network competence
作者: Shehnaz TehseenFarhad Uddin AhmedZuhaib Hassan QureshiMohammad Jasim UddinRamayah T.
刊名: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, 2019, Vol.11 (1), pp.2-29
来源数据库: Emerald Journal
DOI: 10.1108/APJBA-05-2018-0084
关键词: Network competenceEntrepreneurial competenciesEthical competenceSMEs’ growthStrategic competence
原始语种摘要: The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, to examine the influence of two dimensions of entrepreneurial competencies, namely, strategic competency and ethical competency on the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs); and second, to explore the role of network competence as a mediator among these understudied variables.;;The data for this study were collected from wholesale and retail-based SMEs in Malaysia through a standard structured questionnaire. PLS–SEM approach was utilised to analyse the data.;;Although the findings did not reveal a direct effect of strategic and ethical competencies of entrepreneurs on SMEs’ growth, these competences, however, were found to be influential in driving their growth when network competence was used as a mediator.;;The existence of a...
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  • competence 强性
  • growth 生长
  • competency 权限
  • network 网络
  • strategic 战略的
  • ethical 道德
  • influential 有影响的
  • retail 零售
  • wholesale 批发
  • Malaysia 马来西亚