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E-business, organizational innovation and firm performance in manufacturing SMEs: an empirical study in Spain

    Pedro Soto-Acosta Affiliation
    ; Simona Popa Affiliation
    ; Daniel Palacios-Marqués Affiliation

Abstract

This paper extends previous studies on the organizational impact of Internet technologies by analyzing factors affecting e-business use and its effect on organizational innovation in manufacturing Small and Medium-Size Enterprises (SMEs). In addition, the mediating effect of organizational innovation on the relationship between e-business and firm performance is analyzed. Grounded in the Technology-Organization-Environment (TOE) theory and the Knowledge-Based View (KBV), this paper develops an integrative research model which analyzes those relations using partial least squares (PLS) structural equation modeling on a dataset of 175 Spanish manufacturing SMEs. Results suggest that e-business use emerges from technological and internal organizational resources rather than from external pressure. In addition, results show that e-business use contributes positively to firm performance through organizational innovation.


First published online: 21 Sep 2015

Keyword : e-business, organizational innovation, firm performance, manufacturing, SMEs, TOE framework, knowledge-based view, SEM, PLS

How to Cite
Soto-Acosta, P., Popa, S., & Palacios-Marqués, D. (2016). E-business, organizational innovation and firm performance in manufacturing SMEs: an empirical study in Spain. Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 22(6), 885-904. https://doi.org/10.3846/20294913.2015.1074126
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