Title: The effect of entrepreneurial social capital on dynamic capability: the moderating role of the entrepreneurial spirit

Authors: Junjie Wu; Su Chen; Xin Geng

Addresses: School of Management, Zhejiang Shuren University, Zhejiang, Hangzhou 310015, China ' Jindong District People's Government, Jindong, Jinhua 321000, China ' School of Management (Shandong), University of Finance and Economics, Shandong, Jinan 250014, China

Abstract: Entrepreneurs' social capital is one of the key factors for success of enterprise innovation. The resources mobilised by entrepreneurs through networks provide guarantees for enterprise innovation. However, the theory of entrepreneurs' social capital is still not mature enough and needs to be re-examined and clarified through empirical research. Based on the empirical study of 173 private enterprises, this paper explores the moderating effect of entrepreneurship on the relationship between entrepreneurs' social capital and dynamic ability. It is found that the structural dimension of positive regulation of entrepreneurship has no moderating effect on the dynamic capabilities of technology and the market. Meanwhile, entrepreneurship plays a positive moderating role in the relationship dimension, in the cognitive dimension of entrepreneurs' social capital, in the technological dynamic capabilities and in the market dynamic capabilities of enterprise. Effective resource mobilisation of entrepreneurs' social capital is essential to maintain sustainable development of organisational dynamic capacity.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; social capital; dynamic ability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2020.112550

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2020 Vol.19 No.4, pp.367 - 375

Received: 02 Jun 2020
Accepted: 02 Sep 2020

Published online: 20 Jan 2021 *

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