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Effect of poultry absorptive capacity on the farms' economic and commercial performance

Florence Obiageli Ifeanyieze (Agricultural Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria)
Cosmas Ikechukwu Asogwa (Accountancy, Renaissance University, Ugbawka, Nigeria)
Clara U. Nwankwo (Agricultural Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria)
Lilian Ukamaka Ekenta (Agricultural Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria)
Felicia Ngozi Ezebuiro (Agricultural Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria)
Godwin Emeka Eze (Agricultural Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria)
Francis Madueke Onu (Agricultural Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria)
Fredrick Chinedu Onah (Agricultural Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria)
Vincent Chidindu Asogwa (Agricultural Education and Extension, University of Eswantini, Kwaluseni, Swaziland)
Edward Chidi Isiwu (Agricultural Education, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria)
Azunku Francis Nwangbo (Agricultural Education, Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo, Nigeria)

Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies

ISSN: 2044-0839

Article publication date: 19 November 2021

Issue publication date: 20 January 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

Corporate organizations could enhance their economic and commercial values through knowledge acquisitions and exploitations. The purpose of this study is to analyze the economic and commercial performance effect of poultry management absorptive capacity in Nigeria.

Design/methodology/approach

Structural equation modeling was used in the analysis of a random sample of 300 poultry managers and owners surveyed within the South-Eastern Nigeria. The scales that quantified the latent variables of the factors were tested for reliability and consistency using confirmatory factor analysis.

Findings

The study found evidence that the difference between economically and commercially viable poultry businesses and failing ones depends on the level of absorptive capacity. Absorptive capacity advanced innovations that resulted in higher economic and commercial performance of poultry farm. Poultry firms' profitability, sales growth and market shares were positively increased by absorptive capacity dimensions of acquisition, assimilation, transformation and exploitation.

Research limitations/implications

The study was carried out within a region in Nigeria and thus could be limited by generalization to the developed country.

Originality/value

This study is the first to link four dimensions of absorptive capacity to the economic and commercial performance of poultry businesses in Nigeria. As such, it originally breaks new frontier of poultry farming from dynamic capabilities and absorptive capacity perspectives.

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Citation

Ifeanyieze, F.O., Asogwa, C.I., Nwankwo, C.U., Ekenta, L.U., Ezebuiro, F.N., Eze, G.E., Onu, F.M., Onah, F.C., Asogwa, V.C., Isiwu, E.C. and Nwangbo, A.F. (2023), "Effect of poultry absorptive capacity on the farms' economic and commercial performance", Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 119-140. https://doi.org/10.1108/JADEE-03-2021-0063

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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