Journal of International Business and Management (JIBM)

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Volume 4 | Issue 2 | 2021

Title: Effect of Organisational Culture on Sustainable Growth of SMEs: Mediating Role of Innovation Competitive Advantage

Author(S): Danjuma Tali Nimfa*; Ahmad Shaharudin Abdul Latiff; Sazali Abdul Wahab and Patrick Etheraj

Corresponding Author Affiliation*: Putra Business School (PBS), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia


The purpose of this study is to investigates the effect of organisational culture on the sustainable growth of SMEs; mediating role of innovation competitive advantage. The electrical products small and medium enterprises was the realm of this study. The partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) via SmartPLS was employed to test the hypotheses. Finding of this study revealed that organisational culture has a direct positive significant effect on sustainable growth of SMEs and innovation competitive advantage. Moreover, the study confirmed that innovation competitive advantage has a direct positive significant relationship with sustainable growth of SMEs. Furthermore, the findings established that innovation competitive advantage has fully mediates the relationship between organisational culture and sustainable growth of electrical manufacturing SMEs in Nigeria. This study sets out purposeful measures to encourage owner-mangers of the electrical manufacturing SMEs to maintain as well as installing innovative organisational culture that enhance efficient sustainable growth of SMEs and embedding innovation competitive advantage as a viable strategic mechanism in the enterprise. This study is distinctive because it tries to fill the small and medium enterprises gaps through encouraging managers of the electrical manufacturing SMEs to always strategize for better sustainable growth in the rapidly changing business environment.

Keywords: Organisational culture, Sustainable growth of SMEs, Innovation competitive advantage, PLS-SEM (SmartPLS)




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