The Interface between Organizational Learning Capability, Entrepreneurial Orientation, and SME Growth

Levent Altinay, Melih Madanoglu, Glauco De Vita, Huyesin Arasli, Yuksel Ekinci

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates the interface between organizational learning capability, entrepreneurial orientation (EO), and small business performance. It reports on the findings from 350 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in North Cyprus operating in the services and retailing sectors. The findings indicate a positive relationship between EO and sales and market share growth, but not between EO and employment growth. There is also a positive relationship between organizational learning capability and EO. This paper contributes to the small business management literature by providing a holistic analysis of the interface between organizational learning capability, EO, and growth. Publisher Statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Altinay, L, Madanoglu, M, De Vita, G, Arasli, H & Ekinci, Y 2016, 'The Interface between Organizational Learning Capability, Entrepreneurial Orientation, and SME Growth' Journal of Small Business Management, vol 54, no. 3, pp. 871-891, which has been published in final form at https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12219 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)871-891
    Number of pages21
    JournalJournal of Small Business Management
    Volume54
    Issue number3
    Early online date18 Nov 2015
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016

    Bibliographical note

    This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Altinay, L, Madanoglu, M, De Vita, G, Arasli, H & Ekinci, Y 2016, 'The Interface between Organizational Learning Capability, Entrepreneurial Orientation, and SME Growth' Journal of Small Business Management, vol 54, no. 3, pp. 871-891, which has been published in final form at https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12219 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

    Keywords

    • small and medium enterprises
    • SMEs
    • North Cyprus
    • entrepreneurial orientation
    • sales and market share growth
    • employment growth
    • organizational learning capability

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