Information, Opportunism and Business Performance: A Case of Small Businesses Managed by Women Entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka

Suranjan Priyanath


Prime objective of this study is to explore how ability to access information and opportunism of exchange partners affect the business performance of Small Businesses (SBs) particularly owner manager women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka. The data were collected from 88 SBs which are owned and managed by women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka, conducting face to face personal interviews. The data were analyzed using Partial Least Squares- Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM). The results revealed that ability to access information has significant positive effect on business performance of SEs. Opportunism of exchange partners has a negative significant impact on business performance and ability to access information has significant negative effect on opportunism of exchange partners. Thus, the study provided sufficient evidences to conclude that information and opportunism of exchange partners have significant impact on business performance of SBs in Sri Lanka. 


Business Performance, Information, Opportunism, Small Businesses, Women Entrepreneurs.

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