Moderating Role of Environmental Turbulence on the Relationship between Innovative Practice, Mentoring, Social Capital and Small Business Performance

Muzaffar Hussain Shah, Abdul Rahim B Othman, Mohd Najib bin Mansor

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This current study explores the relationship between mentoring, social capital, innovation practices, environmental turbulence and small business performance. A proposed model has been developed on the basis of extensive literature. However, literature failed to find consistent conclusion about the relationship between innovative practices, social capital, mentoring and business performance and a range of performance related variables such as, sales growth, profitability and survival, even there is no symmetrical and precise definition of these variables which are wildly accepted. The novelty of this current study is that it provides valuable information for the implication for different sort of organizations to conceive the effect of mentoring, social capital, innovation practices on small business. In addition, the major contribution of this paper is to explore the moderating role of environmental turbulence on the relationship between mentoring, social capital, innovation practices and small business performance in developing economies. This paper provides useful information and adds knowledge to the literature aiming to increase their business performance.


Keywords


Innovative practices, social capital, mentoring, environmental turbulence and small business performance.

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