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The predicting role of knowledge-based dynamic capabilities on innovation performance of small enterprises in Tanzania: mediating effect of innovation culture

Ismail Juma Ismail (Department of Business Administration and Management, The University of Dodoma, Dodoma, Tanzania)

Technological Sustainability

ISSN: 2754-1312

Article publication date: 18 July 2023

Issue publication date: 5 April 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

The main purpose of this study is to investigate the mediating role of innovation culture in the relationship between knowledge-based dynamic capabilities and innovation performance of small enterprises in Tanzania.

Design/methodology/approach

This study is cross-sectional and data collected through structured questionnaire were analyzed using PLS-SEM.

Findings

The findings revealed that dimensions of knowledge-based dynamic capabilities significantly influence innovation culture and innovation culture significantly influence the innovation performance. Finally, innovation culture is a significant mediator of the relationship.

Practical implications

The study contributes to the understanding that owners of small businesses must create conducive environments for the development of an innovation culture by improving knowledge acquisition, generation and combination for better innovation performance outcomes.

Originality/value

Studies done on innovation culture are limited especially in the context of developing countries such as Tanzania where adoption of innovative ideas is considered a slow process due to various factors such as poor management of knowledge resources. Therefore, this study contributes to the body of knowledge by establishing a link between knowledge-based dynamic capabilities and innovation performance through a mediation of innovation culture.

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Acknowledgements

Expression of Concern: The publisher of the Journal Technological Sustainability is issuing an Expression of Concern for the following article Ismail, I.J. (2023), “The predicting role of knowledge-based dynamic capabilities on innovation performance of small enterprises in Tanzania: mediating effect of innovation culture”, Technological Sustainability, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/TECHS-03-2023-0014, to inform readers that the this paper, submitted to a subsequently cancelled Special Issue, does not meet the aims and scope of the journal as per the Editor in Chief.

Citation

Ismail, I.J. (2024), "The predicting role of knowledge-based dynamic capabilities on innovation performance of small enterprises in Tanzania: mediating effect of innovation culture", Technological Sustainability, Vol. 3 No. 2, pp. 195-211. https://doi.org/10.1108/TECHS-03-2023-0014

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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