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  • Date 12 May 2021
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Abstract

Learning and knowledge creation are acknowledged as crucial drivers associated with entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and innovation capability (IC). Absorptive capacity (AC) harmonizes internal innovation-building activities with external opportunities, while organizational learning capabilities (OLC) foster entrepreneurial cognitive skills and innovation capabilities. This study aims to (1) predict the impact of absorptive capacity and organizational learning on IC and (2) to estimate the mediation effect of OLC and AC on the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and innovation capabilities. Drawing upon the dynamic capability theory, the study had applied a cross-sectional survey targeting Algerian firms to test the hypotheses. The study findings indicate that EO is positively associated with innovation capability. Besides, even though both OLC and AC partially increase EO’s interaction impact on innovation capability as a mediation role, suggesting that the more a firm is entrepreneurially oriented, the more learning and knowledge creation processes are involved in the interaction relationship. This study’s core focus is to overcome the substantial role of learning and knowledge creation processes as an intangible proactive resource that fosters the EO mindset to get involved in innovation activities. It has been discovered that AC and OLC as a connectedness mechanism links external knowledge and internal learning processes to accompany EO readiness during innovation development.

 

 

https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105399

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Fateh Belaïd

Research Fellow Fateh was a full Professor of Economics at Lille Catholic University, and Director of the Smart and Sustainable Cities research… Fateh was a full Professor of Economics at Lille Catholic University, and Director of the Smart and Sustainable Cities research unit, with appointments at École des Ponts and Chaussées ParisTech, and Ecole Nationale des Sciences Géographiques. Fateh has also held various positions at the French Centre Scientific and Technical Center for Building and led multiple collaborative projects for the French Ministry of Ecological Transition and the European Commission. He received a Habilitation for Supervising Doctoral Research from Orléans University, a Ph.D. in Economics, an M.S. degree in Applied Economics and Decision Theory from Littoral University, and an engineering degree in statistics. He is an energy and environmental economist drawing from the fields of applied microeconomics, energy modeling, and econometrics. Credited with 50+ papers, he has published widely on household energy consumption, energy-saving behaviors, individual preference and investment in energy efficiency, fuel poverty, renewable energy and energy policy.

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  • Energy and Environmental Economics; Energy Efficiency; Energy Demand; Fuel Poverty; Energy Policy; Energy Saving Behaviors; Applied Econometrics; Smart and Sustainable Cities

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