Clarifying the link between social capital and MSME innovation performance: the role of absorptive capacity

Roxas, Hernan Banjo (2007) Clarifying the link between social capital and MSME innovation performance: the role of absorptive capacity. Asia-Pacific Social Science Review, 7 (2). pp. 31-51. ISSN 0119-8386

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A conceptual framework is proposed in this article showing how the social capital of a community shapes the innovation performance of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through the exercise of absorptive capacity as the mediating phenomenon between the two. Its significance stems from the unprecedented effort of explaining how community social capital matters in the innovation performance of MSMEs, a departure from previous studies which typically examined market-related or hierarchical social capital in the form of formal networks and directly linking them to firm innovation without due regard to knowledge management within the firm as an antecedent of organizational innovation. The aim is to stimulate further
thinking and empirical research on the subject of social capital of a community in an MSME and/or entrepreneurial context.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version says vol.7 no.1 on first page, but vol 7 no. 2 on subsequent pages. Website is clear that the article is in issue 2.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2011 05:31
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: inonvation; social capital; MSME; absorptive capacity
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140213 Public Economics-Public Choice
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910209 Preference, Behaviour and Welfare

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