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Corruption and SME Growth: The Role of Institutional Networking and Financial Slack

Adomako, Samuel, Ahsan, Mutjaba, Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph, Danso, Albert, Kesse, Kwabena, Frimpong, Kwabena (2021) Corruption and SME Growth: The Role of Institutional Networking and Financial Slack. Journal of Institutional Economics, . ISSN 1744-1374. E-ISSN 1744-1382. (doi:10.1017/S1744137421000011) (KAR id:85273)

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Abstract

In this study, we investigate the mediating effect of institutional networking on the relationship between perceived corruption and the growth of small and medium-sized

enterprises (SMEs). We also examine the moderating impact of financial slack on the relationship between perceived corruption and institutional networking. We test our moderated mediation model using data from 212 SMEs operating in Ghana. The findings from the study show that perceived corruption is positively related to institutional networking and this relationship is amplified when levels of financial slack are greater. The findings also show that institutional networking positively mediates the relationship between perceived corruption and SME growth. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S1744137421000011
Uncontrolled keywords: perceived corruption; growth; SMEs; Ghana
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2021 06:20 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 15:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/85273 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-5831
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