International Journal of Entrepreneurship (Print ISSN: 1099-9264; Online ISSN: 1939-4675)


Assessing the Influence of Entrepreneurial Orientation on Small And Medium Enterprises performance

Author(s): Adegbuyi, Abimbola Abidemi, Oladele, Olajide Patric, Iyiola, Oladele Oluwole, Adegbuyi, Omotayo Adeniyi, Ogunnaike, Olalekan Oluseye, Ibidunni, Ayodotun Stephen, Fadeyi, Olatunji Idowu

This study set out to assessing the influence of entrepreneurial orientat ion and SMEs’ performance. A descriptive research design was adopted to gather information from registered SMEs as captured by Corporate Affairs Commission in Nigeria. The data gathered were sourced via the administration of structured questionnaire to 436 owner - managers of SMEs. The study employed the use of structural equation modelling of AMOS 22 to test the hypothesis. The results from statistical analysis indicates a significant impact from all dimensions of entrepreneurial orientation, such as busines s opportunity, inclusive innovation, dynamic operations, value adding activity, risk taking and innovative decisions have significant influence on SMEs performance.

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