Technology Orientation, Dynamic Capabilities and SMEs Performance
Bahram Rezazadeh, Hadi Karami, Azhdar Karami

To deal with these fast changing business environments that characterise emerging economies and to seize the opportunities that these environments opens up, any size firms and especially SMEs, must develop their dynamic capabilities to achieve sustained competitive advantages. This study investigates the role of a technology orientation on firm performance, by exploring the relationship between technology orientation [TO], different dynamic capabilities and performance. This study uses survey data from a random sample of 154 small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) located in Science Parks in Iran. The findings support the hypothesis that a firm’s technology orientation associates with performance and also a firm’s dynamic capabilities positively mediate the relationship between technology orientation and firm performance. The results show that among three different types of dynamic capabilities, learning capability most effectively mediates the impact of technology orientation on performance.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/smq.v4n1a3