Does innovation moderate the relationship between digital facilitators, digital transformation strategies and overall performance of SMEs of UAE?

Anas Abudaqa, Rashed A. Alzahmi, Hasan Almujaini, Gouher Ahmed

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Abstract

This study tests how innovation influences the empirical relationship among digital facilitators, digital transformation strategies and overall performance of manufacturing SMEs in UAE. First, the study found the positive relationship between digital facilitators and overall performance of SMEs. Second, there is a positive link between digital transformation strategies and overall performance of SMEs. Third, the innovation significantly moderates the relationship between digital facilitators and overall performance of SMEs, and digital transformation strategies and overall performance of SMEs. Innovations are pre-requisite of digitalisation as digitalised products are continuing to develop through the reconsolidation of digital objects through the process of innovation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-350
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • digital enterprises
  • digital facilitators
  • digital transformation
  • innovation
  • manufacturing SMEs
  • SMEs digitalisation
  • SMEs performance
  • UAE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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