Authors: Raj Kumar; Lee Yen Chaw; Choon Ling Kwek
Addresses: UCSI University Kuala Lumpur Campus (South Wing), No. 1, Jalan Menara Gading, UCSI Heights 56000, Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' UCSI University Kuala Lumpur Campus (South Wing), No. 1, Jalan Menara Gading, UCSI Heights 56000, Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Abstract: Since innovation is widely regarded as an imperative foundation for competitive advantage in today's vigorously changing environment, organisations need to put high consideration towards the adoption of innovation and consider organisational innovation as part and partial of their strategic plans and daily activities. Based on the literature review, a conceptual model with a set of proposed constructs such as human resource management, social capital and organisational learning mediated by entrepreneurial orientation is analysed. These constructs are adopted in this research to facilitate the adoption and achievement of organisational innovation among the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia. Therefore, the main objective behind this paper is to examine the relationships among the proposed constructs of human resource management, organisational learning, social capital and marketing effect of entrepreneurial orientation towards enhancing organisational innovation in the context of small and medium enterprises in Malaysia.
Keywords: innovation; organisational innovation; organisational learning; human resource management; social capital; entrepreneurial orientation; Malaysia.
International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2019 Vol.22 No.3, pp.332 - 354
Received: 03 Jul 2017
Accepted: 07 Jul 2017
Published online: 17 Apr 2019 *