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    The moderating effect of demographic characteristics on the relationship between strategic capabilities and firm performance in women-owned entrepreneurial ventures in Nairobi, Kenya


    Kimosop, Joyce and Korir, Michael and White, Margaret (2016) The moderating effect of demographic characteristics on the relationship between strategic capabilities and firm performance in women-owned entrepreneurial ventures in Nairobi, Kenya. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 33 (3). pp. 242-256. ISSN 0825-0383

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    Abstract

    This study is motivated by the need to understand the determinants of performance in women-owned enterprises. We examine the relationship between strategic capabilities and firm performance with demographic characteristics as moderators in women-owned enterprises in Nairobi, Kenya. Results show that strategic capabilities have a significant effect on the overall performance. Further, IT capabilities and technological capabilities have a positive and significant relationship with performance. Only age has a negative and significant moderating effect. We recommend enhancement of technological capabilities among women entrepreneurs so that they can better direct their capabilities toward firm performance. Cette étude est motivée par le désir de mieux comprendre les déterminants de la performance dans les entreprises appartenant à des femmes. À partir d’entreprises appartenant à des femmes basées à Nairobi au Kenya, l’étude examine la relation entre les capacités stratégiques et la performance en utilisant les caractéristiques démographiques comme modératrices. Les résultats montrent que les capacités stratégiques ont un impact important sur la performance globale. Par ailleurs, les capacités en IT et les capacités technologiques entretiennent une relation positive et significative avec la performance. Seul l’âge a un effet modérateur négatif et significatif sur la performance. Nous proposons aux femmes entrepreneures d’améliorer leurs capacités technologiques afin de mieux orienter leurs aptitudes vers la performance de leurs entreprises

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: trategic capabilities; women entrepreneurship; firm; performance; capacités stratégiques; entrepreneuriat féminin; firme; performance;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 11274
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1002/CJAS.1399
    Depositing User: Margaret White
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 16:21
    Journal or Publication Title: Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences
    Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
    Refereed: Yes
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