Entrepreneurial orientation and effectiveness of small and medium agro-based enterprises (SMAES) in Malaysia – mediating effect of knowledge and network strategies / Amran Awang, Zainal Ariffin Ahmad and Abdul Rashid Said Asghar

Awang, Amran and Ahmad, Zainal Ariffin and Said Asghar, Abdul Rashid (2007) Entrepreneurial orientation and effectiveness of small and medium agro-based enterprises (SMAES) in Malaysia – mediating effect of knowledge and network strategies / Amran Awang, Zainal Ariffin Ahmad and Abdul Rashid Said Asghar. Gading Journal for the Social Sciences, 11 (01). pp. 1-24. ISSN 2600-7568

Abstract

This paper aims to explore the mediating role of knowledge andnetworking on entrepreneurial orientation (EO)-performance relationship among the small and medium agro-based enterprises (SMAEs) in Malaysia. The concept is somewhat vague thus knowledge-base and networking strategies are some basic features to understand in the relationships. EO, knowledge and network were entrepreneurial capabilities under the purview of the resource-based view (RBV) that were found to explain firm’s effectiveness. Results of the study noted that EO dimensions among SMAEs entrepreneurs showed strong relationship to knowledge-base elements of human capital development and tacit knowledge and network variables (consist of strategic alliance and social network capabilities). The analysis done to 615 Malaysian agro-based small business entities (SMAEs) discovered social network as mediator in the EO’s competitiveness-effectiveness relationship. The results imply that Malaysian SMAEs consider social networking as an efficient means of entrepreneurial firms to be more effective. The study encapsulates proposed future research directions.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Awang, Amranamranawang@yahoo.com
Ahmad, Zainal Ariffindrzaba2001(@vahoo.com
Said Asghar, Abdul RashidUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Agriculture
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Small business. Medium-sized business
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Small business. Medium-sized business > Malaysia
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Economic development. Development economics. Economic growth
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Agricultural industries
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Gading Journal for the Social Sciences
Journal: UiTM Journal > Gading Journal for the Social Sciences
ISSN: 2600-7568
Volume: 11
Number: 01
Page Range: pp. 1-24
Item ID: 30745
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurial orientation, Knowledge, Networks, Smalland medium agro-based enterprises (SMAEs)
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/30745

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