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Strategic performance through inter-firm networks Strategic alignment and moderating role of environmental dynamism, Zahid Yousaf and Dr. Abdul Majid

Zahid Yousaf, Dr. Abdul Majid
Department of Management Sciences
Hazara University, Mansehra
Email: muhammadzahid.yusuf@gmail.com

DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-03-2016-0015

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine and develop a strategic performance model for small and medium enterprises linking with inter-firm networks, strategic alignment and environmental dynamism.
Design/methodology/approach: Drawing on the live experiences of 757 respondents, including managing directors/owners and CEOs of different SMEs, the authors proposed a theoretical model representing how firms could attain strategic performance through inter-firm networks with a mediating role of strategic alignment.
Findings: The current study demonstrated that SMEs with strong inter-firm networks have the ability to align business activities with strategies and get earlier strategic performance. Strategic performance looks skeptical to ever gain acceptance until strategic alignment is adopted by small and medium enterprises. The findings of this study indicated that environmental dynamism strengthens the relationship between strategic alignment and strategic performance.
Originality/value: This research extended the understanding about the inter-firm networks, strategic alignment and environmental dynamism surrounding strategic performance. This study identified and empirically tested how the inter-firm networks impact on strategic performance through the mediating effect of strategic alignment.
Keywords: Pakistan; SMEs; Strategic alignment; Environmental dynamism; Inter-firm networks; Strategic performance.
Citation: Yousaf, Z. and Majid, A. (2016), "Strategic performance through inter-firm networks: Strategic alignment and moderating role of environmental dynamism", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. 282-298. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-03-2016-0015

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