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Strategic Agility of SMEs in Emerging Economies: Antecedents, Consequences and Boundary Conditions

Adomako, Samuel, Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph, Donbesuu, Francis, Ahsan, Mutjaba, Danso, Albert, Uddin, Moshfique (2022) Strategic Agility of SMEs in Emerging Economies: Antecedents, Consequences and Boundary Conditions. International Business Review, 31 (6). Article Number 102032. ISSN 0969-5931. (doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2022.102032) (KAR id:95916)


This study investigates the effects of firm-level capabilities, and their relationships with strategic agility and the international performance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Using time-lagged data from 233 internationalizing SMEs from Ghana, we test the direct relationships between SMEs’ capabilities and strategic agility. Additionally, we examine the indirect relationships between technological and networking capabilities and superior performance in international markets through the mediating mechanism of strategic agility. We also investigate the moderating effects of environmental dynamism and internationalization knowledge on the relationship between strategic agility and international performance. Our findings provide a nuanced view of the relationship between the firm-level capabilities, strategic agility and SMEs’ international performance.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2022.102032
Uncontrolled keywords: GhanaStrategic agility, Networking capability, Technological capability, Market environment, SMEs
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2022 05:05 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2024 00:00 UTC
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Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph.

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