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Organizational learning, entrepreneurial orientation, and the role of university engagement in SMEs

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Published
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>02/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>International Small Business Journal
Issue number1
Volume34
Number of pages19
Pages (from-to)86-104
<mark>State</mark>Published
Early online date4/08/14
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

This article analyses the effect of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) on organizational learning (OL) in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the role of business/university engagement on the relationship between these two constructs. A cross-sectional research design, drawing upon a postal questionnaire survey, was employed to collect data from a sample of 206 UK SMEs. The results obtained from both the regression and moderated regression analyses revealed that EO positively impacts the level of OL in SMEs. In addition, business/university engagement was found to be a significant moderator in this relationship. These findings provide important academic, practitioner, and policy implications.