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Small Firm Adaptive Capability, Competitive Strategy and Performance Outcomes: Competing Mediation vs Moderation Perspectives

Chryssochoidis, George, Dousios, Dimitrios, Tzokas, Nikolaos (2016) Small Firm Adaptive Capability, Competitive Strategy and Performance Outcomes: Competing Mediation vs Moderation Perspectives. Strategic Change, 25 (4). pp. 441-466. ISSN 1086-1718. E-ISSN 1099-1697. (doi:10.1002/jsc.2073) (KAR id:55372)

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Abstract

In small firms, adaptive capability exercises a handling grip on competitive strategy for superior performance primarily acting as a mediator and may offset, through attenuation, the adverse impact of limited resources. Besides exercising a handling grip on competitive strategy adaptive capability is more important than competitive strategy per se for superior performance. Adaptive capability simultaneously undertakes additional secondary roles reinforcing innovation competitive strategy for innovation related outcomes. Adaptive capability reflects managerial proficiency for competitive actions which is why it may offset, through attenuation, the adverse impact of small firm limited resources.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/jsc.2073
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School > Kent Business School
Depositing User: George Chryssochoidis
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2016 10:43 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55372 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Chryssochoidis, George: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9868-7119
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