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Technological innovation, organizational innovation and international performance of SMEs: The moderating role of domestic institutional environment

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posted on 25.08.2020 by Francis Donbesuur, George Oppong Appiagyei Ampong, Diana Owusu-Yirenkyi, Irene Chu
Despite the growing research on the performance implications of technological and organizational innovation, our understanding of how they impact SMEs’ international performance is limited. Drawing from the dynamic capability and the institutional theories, this study argues that technological and organizational innovation has a synergistic effect on international performance and that this effect is contingent on unique domestic institutional factors. We test this model using structural equation modeling on a sample of 204 internationalized SMEs operating in Ghana. The findings from the analysis show that high levels of organizational and technological innovation jointly improve SMEs’ international performance. In addition, the results show that institutional environment specificity and institutional environment enforceability enhance the complementary effect of organizational 2 and technological innovation on the international performance of SMEs. The theoretical and managerial implications of the findings are discussed.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Technological Forecasting and Social Change

Volume

161

Pages

120252

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Elsevier

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120252

Acceptance date

10/08/2020

Publication date

2020-08-22

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

0040-1625

Language

en

Depositor

Dr FRANCIS DONBESUUR . Deposit date: 24 August 2020

Article number

120252

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