Global Journal of Economics and Business

Volume 7 - Issue 3 (6) | PP: 335 - 347 Language : English
DOI : https://doi.org/10.31559/GJEB2019.7.3.6
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Exploring the Relationship between Entrepreneurial Orientation, Innovative Capability and Social enterprises Competitive Positioning: Evidence on Social Enterprises in Saudi Arabia

Majed Qabil Alsolamy
Received Date Revised Date Accepted Date Publication Date
12/9/2019 15/10/2019 26/11/2019 30/12/2019
Abstract
This paper aims to investigate the effects of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and innovation capacity (IC) on the sustainable competitive advantage of social enterprises (SEs) within the context of Saudi Arabia. The data used to achieve this objective were collected through a questionnaire survey administered to 110 participants. The analysis of the data via SPSS indicated that entrepreneurial orientation positively affects both innovation capacity and competitive advantage. Moreover, the findings indicate that innovation capacity positively affects the sustainable competitive advantage of Saudi social enterprises. In addition, innovation capacity positively mediates the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and sustainable competitive advantage. The findings of this study could be used by managers of social enterprises to define policies suited to help the achievement of sustainable competitive advantage, which is a target of the Saudi Vision 2030 plan.


How To Cite This Article
Alsolamy , M. Q. (2019). Exploring the Relationship between Entrepreneurial Orientation, Innovative Capability and Social enterprises Competitive Positioning: Evidence on Social Enterprises in Saudi Arabia . Global Journal of Economics and Business, 7 (3), 335-347, 10.31559/GJEB2019.7.3.6

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