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Entrepreneurial coaching mediating relationship between TQM soft practices and firm performance: cases of certified Tunisian companies

Anis Ben Salem (Faculty of Legal, Economic Sciences and Management, Jendouba University, Jendouba, Tunisia)

The TQM Journal

ISSN: 1754-2731

Article publication date: 27 December 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to study implicitly the mediating role of entrepreneurial coaching between TQM soft practice and firm performance.

Design/methodology/approach

The data was gathered from 160 Tunisian-certified companies. The direct and indirect effect between TQM soft practice, entrepreneurial coaching and firm performance are shown using the structural equation modeling. It was performed using SPSS 20 software and AMOS 20 software.

Findings

First, TQM practices have a positive effect on entrepreneurial coaching. Second, entrepreneurial coaching has a positive effect on firm performance. Third, TQM soft practices have a positive effect on firm performance. So, entrepreneurial coaching may implicitly mediate the relationship between TQM soft practice and firm performance.

Research limitations/implications

This paper helps the practitioner to understand how entrepreneurial coaching ensure TQM soft practice implementation and how entrepreneurial coaching affects firm performance.

Originality/value

To the best of the author’s knowledge, this paper presents an innovative approach since it is among the first research study that treats the relationship between entrepreneurial support and TQM soft practice implementation and especially the relationship between entrepreneurial coaching and the success of the TQM soft practices implementation.

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Citation

Ben Salem, A. (2022), "Entrepreneurial coaching mediating relationship between TQM soft practices and firm performance: cases of certified Tunisian companies", The TQM Journal, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/TQM-08-2022-0271

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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