The Moderating Role of Bridging Ties between Risk-Taking, Proactivness and Performance: The Evidence from Iranian SMEs

Alireza Jalali, Mastura Jaafar, Kambiz Talebi, Suberi Ab Halim

Abstract


This study explores the interaction effect of bridging ties by looking at the relationship between proactiveness,risk-taking, and performance. A questionnaire was administered to 150 manufacturing Small and MediumEnterprises (SMEs) in Iran. A model relating proactiveness and risk-taking to performance with the moderatingrole of bridging ties was tested using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and the results provedsignificant. Our results indicate a positive relationship between proactiveness, risk-taking and performance. Themain contribution of this study resides in addressing the significance of firm performance as a dependentvariable deserving of more attention in the field of entrepreneurship and networking.

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