The effect of entrepreneurial orientation, innovation capability and knowledge creation on firm performance

A perspective on small scale entrepreneurs

Nor Asiah Omar, Hasnan Md Aris, Muhamad Azrin Nazri

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the predictive effects of entrepreneurial orientation, innovation capability and knowledge creation on firm performance. Data for the study was collected using a cross-sectional quantitative survey. A total of 188 useable responses were collected from SMEs in Malaysia. The findings show that entrepreneurial orientation, innovation capability and knowledge creation have a positive impact on firm performance. Furthermore, the impacts of entrepreneurial orientation and innovation capability on knowledge creation are also examined in this study. The findings suggest that innovation capability is positively related to knowledge creation, but entrepreneurial orientation does not have a significant impact on knowledge creation. This study makes a considerable contribution to the existing literature on entrepreneurial orientation, innovation capability and knowledge creation of SMEs, particularly in regards to explaining the performance of Malaysian SMEs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJurnal Pengurusan
Volume48
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Firm performance
Innovation capability
Entrepreneurial orientation
Knowledge creation
Entrepreneurs
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Malaysia

Keywords

  • Entrepreneurial orientation
  • Innovation capability
  • Knowledge creation
  • Performance
  • SMEs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Accounting
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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