عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Knowledge transfer and innovation performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs): An informal economy analysis
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
انتقال دانش و عملکرد نوآوری بنگاههای کوچک و متوسط (SME): یک تحلیل اقتصادی غیررسمی
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Heliyon, Corrected proof, e04740: doi:10:1016/j:heliyon:2020:e04740
Ayodotun Stephen Ibidunni
SME operators in the informal sector of developing economies have a signiﬁcant inﬂuence on their nations economies through their involvement in international business relationships. However, the existing deﬁciency in the literature to show empirical relationships between knowledge transfer, from these SMEs and their international business partners, and innovation performance is a signiﬁcant gap in the strategic management and international business literature. Therefore, this paper explores the link between knowledge transfer and innovation performance of informal economy SMEs that are involved in international business relationships. The study included a survey of 370 owners-managers and managers of small and medium enterprises in Nigerias informal electronic market. Using Structural Equation Model (AMOS 22) this study shows that knowledge transfer dimensions, such as R&D and social networking, have varying levels of impact on innovation performance of informal sector SMEs. Knowledge transfer from training showed an inverse and insigniﬁcant relationship with innovation performance. The study established implications and recommendations that will be useful for theory and practice.
Keywords: Knowledge transfer | Innovation performance | SMEs | Informal economy | R&D | Social networking | Entrepreneurship | Business policy | Management | Business management | Strategic management