R&D support, technological turbulence, and SMEs' degree of internationalization: The mediating role of technological capability

Samuel Adomako, Joseph Amankwah‐amoah, Joseph Kwadwo Danquah

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    Abstract

    This article examines the role of R&D support in the degree of internationalization through the mediating mechanism of technological capability. We also investigate the moderating role of technological turbulence in the relationship between R&D support and technological capability. Using primary data collected from 227 firms engaged in cross-border activities, and employing moderated mediation analysis, the results show that R&D support positively relates to technological capability, and this relationship is moderated by technological turbulence. Moreover, the impact of R&D support on firms' degree of internationalization is mediated by technological capability. The findings from the study provide implications for IB theory and practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)251-262
    JournalThunderbird International Business Review
    Volume64
    Issue number3
    Early online date7 Mar 2022
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2022

    Keywords

    • Africa
    • Ghana
    • internationalization
    • R&D support
    • SMEs
    • technological capability

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