Proceedings of the 48th International Academic Conference, Copenhagen

THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL CAPITAL CAPABILITIES ON PERFORMANCE OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN THAILAND

SUMITTRA JIRAWUTTINAN

Abstract:

The main aim of this study is to test the effect between social capital capabilities and SME performance via entrepreneurial capability as mediating variable on the relationship. The model is verified by collecting data from 340 small and medium enterprises in Thailand and mail survey questionnaire is used as instrument. The statistical analysis for testing the hypothesis is OLS multiple regression analysis. The results showed that four dimensions of social capital capabilities (network capability, trust, communication and collaboration) have positive effect on entrepreneurial capability and SME performance. All dimensions of social capital capabilities can explain predication of entrepreneurial capability at 40.70% and SME performance at 38.90 %. In addition, two independent variables such as trust and collaboration are fully support hypotheses. Overall, this study contributes to SME manager by exploring that social capital capabilities and entrepreneurial capability can be achieved SME performance

Keywords: Social Capital Capabilities; Entrepreneurial Capability; SME performance, Small and Medium Enterprises

DOI: 10.20472/IAC.2019.048.024

PDF: Download



Copyright © 2019 The International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences, www.iises.net