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Are managerial competencies a blessing to the performance of innovative SMEs in Malaysia?

Lee, Thean Chye and Huam, Hon Tat and Mohd. Osman, Mohd. Hasan and Md. Rasli, Amran (2010) Are managerial competencies a blessing to the performance of innovative SMEs in Malaysia? International Journal of Economics and Management, 4 (1). 120 - 136. ISSN 1823-836X

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Abstract

Innovativeness has been empirically recognized as one of the entrepreneurial orientation (EO) characteristics mandatory for improving the organizational performance of SMEs. Managerial competencies are the business functional skills that have been playing an increasingly important role in the development of successful small and medium business firms. Whether integration exists between innovativeness and managerial competencies to influence SME performance in Malaysia remains controversial. This study attempts to examine the moderating effect of managerial competencies on the relationship between innovativeness and SME performance in Malaysia. Drawing a sample of 258 SMEs across industries in the country revealed that managerial competencies do not impact on the relationship between innovativeness and SME performance. The findings provide managerial implications and strategic recommendations to entrepreneurs, owner-managers, and policy makers in the SME sectors.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:entrepreneurial orientation, business firms
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB615-715 Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty. Property
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development (Formerly known)
ID Code:22873
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:27 Feb 2017 08:35
Last Modified:30 Nov 2018 14:22

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