The mediating role of entrepreneurial orientation on the relationship between organization capacity and performance of manufacturing small and medium enterprises

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    • Publication Information:
      IIPCCL, 2018.
    • Publication Date:
      2018
    • Collection:
      LCC:Social Sciences
      LCC:Business
    • Abstract:
      This cross-sectional study was carried out to establish the effect of organization capacity and entrepreneurial orientation (EO) on performance of manufacturing SMEs in Kenya. The small and medium enterprise (SME) manufacturing segment is integral to the economies of developing countries because it breeds growth, innovation and prosperity. In Kenya, manufacturing dominates SMEs’ contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) and stimulates investment in all economic sectors. However, Kenya’s growth in manufacturing capacity and competitiveness is dismal when compared with similar global competitors. Developing an effective organization capacity and engaging EO obligates manufacturing SMEs to create production processes that can enhance performance outcomes and achieve competitive advantage. A structured self-administered questionnaire was used to gather quantitative data from all food and beverage SMEs registered with Kenya Association of Manufacturers. Data were analyzed using inferential statistics and structural equation modeling was used to test the relationships among the study variables. The study found that organization capacity has a positive influence on performance of manufacturing SMEs, and that EO fully mediates the relationship between them. The study recommends that for manufacturing SMEs to maximize the performance capabilities of their resources, they have to establish a norm of entrepreneurial behaviors in all their operations.
    • File Description:
      electronic resource
    • ISSN:
      2410-3918
      2410-8693
    • Relation:
      http://iipccl.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/32-45.pdf; https://doaj.org/toc/2410-3918; https://doaj.org/toc/2410-8693
    • Rights:
      Journal Licence: CC BY
    • Accession Number:
      edsdoj.28dbc3c97fb4fe381ac3d2dcedbd9ac
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      D. MWAMISHA MKALA; KENNETH WANJAU; TERESIA N. KYALO. The mediating role of entrepreneurial orientation on the relationship between organization capacity and performance of manufacturing small and medium enterprises. Academic Journal of Business, Administration, Law and Social Sciences, [s. l.], n. 3, p. 32, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      D. Mwamisha Mkala, Kenneth Wanjau, Teresia N. Kyalo. The mediating role of entrepreneurial orientation on the relationship between organization capacity and performance of manufacturing small and medium enterprises. Academic Journal of Business, Administration, Law and Social Sciences. 2018;(3):32. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.28dbc3c97fb4fe381ac3d2dcedbd9ac&custid=s8280428. Accessed August 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      D. Mwamisha Mkala, Kenneth Wanjau, & Teresia N. Kyalo. (2018). The mediating role of entrepreneurial orientation on the relationship between organization capacity and performance of manufacturing small and medium enterprises. Academic Journal of Business, Administration, Law and Social Sciences, (3), 32. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.28dbc3c97fb4fe381ac3d2dcedbd9ac&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      D. Mwamisha Mkala, Kenneth Wanjau, and Teresia N. Kyalo. 2018. “The Mediating Role of Entrepreneurial Orientation on the Relationship between Organization Capacity and Performance of Manufacturing Small and Medium Enterprises.” Academic Journal of Business, Administration, Law and Social Sciences, no. 3: 32. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.28dbc3c97fb4fe381ac3d2dcedbd9ac&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      D. Mwamisha Mkala, Kenneth Wanjau and Teresia N. Kyalo (2018) ‘The mediating role of entrepreneurial orientation on the relationship between organization capacity and performance of manufacturing small and medium enterprises’, Academic Journal of Business, Administration, Law and Social Sciences, (3), p. 32. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.28dbc3c97fb4fe381ac3d2dcedbd9ac&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 20 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      D. Mwamisha Mkala, Kenneth Wanjau & Teresia N. Kyalo 2018, ‘The mediating role of entrepreneurial orientation on the relationship between organization capacity and performance of manufacturing small and medium enterprises’, Academic Journal of Business, Administration, Law and Social Sciences, no. 3, p. 32, viewed 20 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      D. Mwamisha Mkala, et al. “The Mediating Role of Entrepreneurial Orientation on the Relationship between Organization Capacity and Performance of Manufacturing Small and Medium Enterprises.” Academic Journal of Business, Administration, Law and Social Sciences, no. 3, 2018, p. 32. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.28dbc3c97fb4fe381ac3d2dcedbd9ac&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      D. Mwamisha Mkala, Kenneth Wanjau, and Teresia N. Kyalo. “The Mediating Role of Entrepreneurial Orientation on the Relationship between Organization Capacity and Performance of Manufacturing Small and Medium Enterprises.” Academic Journal of Business, Administration, Law and Social Sciences, no. 3 (2018): 32. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.28dbc3c97fb4fe381ac3d2dcedbd9ac&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      D. Mwamisha Mkala, Kenneth Wanjau, Teresia N. Kyalo. The mediating role of entrepreneurial orientation on the relationship between organization capacity and performance of manufacturing small and medium enterprises. Academic Journal of Business, Administration, Law and Social Sciences [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2019 Aug 20];(3):32. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.28dbc3c97fb4fe381ac3d2dcedbd9ac&custid=s8280428