Social capital and innovation capital: accountability towards small medium enterprises’ (SMEs) sustainable performance / Amrizah Kamaluddin … [et al.]

Kamaluddin, Amrizah and Arshad, Roshayani and Akmal Hasan, Hazirah and Abu Samah, Siti Akmar (2016) Social capital and innovation capital: accountability towards small medium enterprises’ (SMEs) sustainable performance / Amrizah Kamaluddin … [et al.]. Management & Accounting Review, 15 (1). pp. 1-28. ISSN 1675-4077

Abstract

SMEs have the potential role to substantially contribute to the current and future economy. In today’s complex business environment, SMEs are facing various challenges in surviving and sustaining their operations.The sudden economic changes and globalization have seen many small enterprises failed in managing their business. In this innovation capital and social capital are two main intangible resources in the organization,which are vital for sustainable performance in any organization. Hence,in discharging their accountability towards the relevant stakeholders, SMEs should deploy their intangible resources. In this regard, the main aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between innovation capital and social capital with SMEs performance. Data were captured via questionnaires, which were distributed to eighty SMEs companies in four states in Malaysia. The results of the study provide evidence that innovation capital and social capital influence the performance of SMEs. In addition, all the dimensions under innovation capital and social capital which are innovation capabilities, innovation culture, structural and relational are significantly positive related with SMEs performance. This reflects that intangible resources in SMEs being capability, culture in working environment, social interaction within organization, network, and the strength of ties among the employee are crucial to influence the efficiency of SMEs organization. Thus, the results of this study offer guidelines and evidences for SMEs in managing their intangible resources in order to be competitive and sustainable in business.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Kamaluddin, AmrizahUNSPECIFIED
Arshad, RoshayaniUNSPECIFIED
Akmal Hasan, HazirahUNSPECIFIED
Abu Samah, Siti AkmarUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Small business. Medium-sized business
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Accountancy
Journal or Publication Title: Management & Accounting Review
Journal: UiTM Journal > Management & Accounting Review
ISSN: 1675-4077
Volume: 15
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-28
Official URL: http://arionline.uitm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/MAR/art...
Item ID: 30665
Uncontrolled Keywords: Innovation capital, social capital, SMEs, SMEs performance, sustainable performance
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/30665

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