Toward dynamic capability views of entrepreneurial growth intention: perspective of floricultures industry in Sri Lanka, Vilani Sachitra and Chandra Padmini
Department of Commerce, Faculty of Management Studies and CommerceUniversity of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda
Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy, Colombo
Purpose: It is aware that entrepreneurial growth has gained some attention in the literature, yet the debate in respect of the determinants of entrepreneurial growth intention (EGI) is far from being complete. The purpose of this study is to identify the key dynamic capabilities that foster EGI in floriculture industry in Sri Lanka.
Design/methodology/approach: The study used quantitative approach. The owners of farms who possess commercial experience in floriculture cultivation in Sri Lanka were selected as a target population. A self-administrated structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Valid and reliable indicators were developed to conceptualize five key capabilities and EGI.
Findings: Based on the responses from 206 farm owners, results of the multiple regression analysis indicate that organizational learning, technological and alliance formation capabilities are significantly associated with EGI of floriculture farm owners.
Originality/value: The need for common conceptualization of dynamic capabilities and EGI represents a major gap in the literature. The study expands the current debates on entrepreneurial growth and institutional environment, which allows the mapping out of dynamic capability development.
Keywords: Capability approach; Entrepreneurial growth intention; Agribusiness; Floriculture; Quantitative; Sri Lanka.
Citation: Sachitra, V. and Padmini, C. (2021), "Toward dynamic capability views of entrepreneurial growth intention: perspective of floricultures industry in Sri Lanka", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 274-289. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-04-2020-0034