The Performance of Export Manufacturing Firms: Roles of International Entrepreneurial Capability and International Opportunity Recognition

MOSTAFIZ, Md Imtiaz, SAMBASIVAN, Murali and GOH, See-Kwong (2020). The Performance of Export Manufacturing Firms: Roles of International Entrepreneurial Capability and International Opportunity Recognition. International Journal of Emerging Markets.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Mostafiz_PerformanceExportManufacturing(AM).pdf - Accepted Version
Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

Download (563kB) | Preview
Official URL: https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.110...
Link to published version:: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOEM-09-2019-0732
Related URLs:

    Abstract

    Purpose: The international entrepreneurial capability has achieved its legitimacy in international business literature. Leveraging capabilities to recognize opportunities are considered a pivotal strategy to achieve success. Drawing on entrepreneurship literature and opportunity perspective, this study investigates the role of international entrepreneurial capability in enhancing international opportunity recognition (IOR) process and the performance of export manufacturing firms. Design: Structural equation modelling has been used to test the hypothesised relationship on 388 export-manufacturing entrepreneurial firms operating in the apparel industry of Bangladesh. Findings: The results signify that three international entrepreneurial capabilities, namely, international networking capability, learning capability, and marketing capability positively enhance the IOR process of export manufacturing firms. IOR process positively mediates the relationships between these international entrepreneurial capabilities and firm performance. Originality: Merely having the international entrepreneurial capability is not sufficient to escalate the firm performance. It must be amplified by various strategic actions such as IOR process. Entrepreneurs need to capitalise on the international entrepreneurial capability to leverage IOR process and generate non-financial performance success. Entrepreneurial firms that focus more on stimulating non-financial performance can secure better financial performance.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: 1402 Applied Economics; 1503 Business and Management; 1505 Marketing
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOEM-09-2019-0732
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2020 15:09
    Last Modified: 24 Aug 2020 15:00
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26900

    Actions (login required)

    View Item View Item

    Downloads

    Downloads per month over past year

    View more statistics