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The role of top management support and organizational capabilities in achieving e-business entrepreneurship

Khaled Saleh Al-Omoush (Department of Management Information Systems (MIS), Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 29 April 2020

Issue publication date: 3 May 2021

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of top management support and organizational capabilities in achieving e-business entrepreneurship.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire from 26 manufacturing firms with a sample of 282 respondents. Data were analyzed using SmartPLS.

Findings

The results show a significant impact of top management support on e-business entrepreneurship. The findings also show a direct impact of organizational capabilities, involving organizational agility and organizational learning on the e-business entrepreneurship. Moreover, the results of the study highlight the pivotal role of top management in preparing an organizational environment that fosters organizational learning and organizational agility capabilities to establish e-business entrepreneurship.

Originality/value

This study contributes to the body of knowledge and understanding of e-business entrepreneurship and the pivotal role of top management support in today’s very dynamic environment. Furthermore, the present study offers new insights into the impact of organizational capabilities on establishing e-business entrepreneurship.

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Citation

Al-Omoush, K.S. (2021), "The role of top management support and organizational capabilities in achieving e-business entrepreneurship", Kybernetes, Vol. 50 No. 5, pp. 1163-1179. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-12-2019-0851

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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