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
Number of pages12
JournalThunderbird International Business Review
Volume64
Issue number3
Early online date7 Mar 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022

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Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Business and International Management

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