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Impacts of dynamic managerial capability and international opportunity identification on firm performance

Published on Jun 3, 2019in The Multinational Business Review
· DOI :10.1108/MBR-09-2018-0061
Imtiaz Mostafiz (SHU: Sheffield Hallam University), Murali Sambasivan22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Taylors University),
See-Kwong Goh6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Taylors University)
Purpose This paper aims to investigate the antecedents and outcomes of international opportunity identification (IOI) in export-manufacturing firms. The fundamental question addressed in this research is: How does dynamic managerial capability (DMC) of entrepreneurs contribute to IOI and success of the firms? Design/methodology/approach The research model was tested through structural equation modeling among the readymade garment manufacturing firms in the least developed country, Bangladesh. A survey was conducted with a random sampling approach and responses were collected from 390 firms. Findings The salient findings are: DMC has direct and indirect impacts through IOI on financial and non-financial performance; IOI mediates the relationship between managerial social capital and non-financial performance and between managerial cognition and non-financial performance; IOI has a negative relationship with the financial performance of the firms; and scope of accelerated internationalization positively moderates the relationship between IOI and financial performance of firms. Originality/value This paper notably shows that DMC of export-manufacturing entrepreneurs leads to the identification of the right kind of opportunities, which, in turn, generate better performance. It is advantageous for this type of firm to operate a business in multiple countries.
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Estimated H-index: 7
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Estimated H-index: 7
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Estimated H-index: 20
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Estimated H-index: 28
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Estimated H-index: 24
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Estimated H-index: 1
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