Title: Entrepreneurial orientation, financial literacy and business performance of small and medium enterprises: sensing the research issue

Authors: Mohamed Ismail Mujahid Hilal; Selvaratnam Gunapalan

Addresses: Department of Marketing Management, Faculty of Management and Commerce, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka ' Faculty of Management and Commerce, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka

Abstract: The objective of the paper is to explain the impact of entrepreneurial orientation and financial literacy on the business performance. This paper is done with the help of reviewing of literature and derives the research gap for a study. Review of literature on entrepreneurial orientation and financial literature reveal that linier positive relationship exists between entrepreneurial orientation and business performance and between financial literacy and business performance. Therefore, it is significant to investigate the identified relationships among the small and medium enterprises in the Eastern province of Sri Lanka since researches in the area of subjects are lacking among the small and medium enterprises in the Eastern province of Sri Lanka after the prolonged civil war.

Keywords: entrepreneurial orientation; financial literacy; business performance; small and medium enterprises; SMEs.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRIC.2020.115335

International Journal of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation, 2020 Vol.3 No.2, pp.109 - 116

Received: 07 Dec 2020
Accepted: 07 Jan 2021

Published online: 20 May 2021 *

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