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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 4)
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Entrepreneurial Orientation and Innovation Performance: The Mediating Role of Knowledge Management

Mehrdad Madhoushi, Abdolrahim Sadati, Hamidreza Delavari, Mohsen Mehdivand and Ramin Mihandost
Corresponding Author:  Mehrdad Madhoushi 

Key words:  Entrepreneurial orientation, innovation performance, knowledge management, , , ,
Vol. 3 , (4): 310-316
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2011 August, 19 2011 October, 07 2011 November, 15
Abstract:

Firms with greater innovativeness will be more successful in responding to changing environments and in developing new capabilities that allow them to achieve better performance. Former researchers have emphasized that Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO) is a key ingredient for firm innovation. This study tried to accentuate the role of Knowledge Management (KM) in the relations of Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO) and innovation performance. The population in the study was 164 Iranian SMEs. This study developed and simultaneously tested three hypotheses about: (1) The impact of EO on innovation performance, (2) The impact of EO on KM, and (3) The impact of km on innovation performance. LISREL software was used to test the hypotheses. The results indicated that entrepreneurial orientation both directly (B = 0.38) and indirectly through the knowledge management (B = 0.377) affected innovation performance. Hence, knowledge management acts as a mediator between entrepreneurial orientation and innovation performance.
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Mehrdad Madhoushi, Abdolrahim Sadati, Hamidreza Delavari, Mohsen Mehdivand and Ramin Mihandost, 2011. Entrepreneurial Orientation and Innovation Performance: The Mediating Role of Knowledge Management.  Asian Journal of Business Management, 3(4): 310-316.
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