Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)

Abstract

Competitive Advantage Mediation Effect Between Entrepreneurial Competency and Business Performance Creative Industries in West Sumatera indonesia

Author(s): Fisla Wirda,Herri,Elfindri,Harif Amali Rivai,Herizon

The  purpose  of  this  research  is  to  determine  how  the  influence  of  entrepreneurial competency  on  business  performance  with  competitive  advantage  as  a  mediating  variable. The  number  of  samples is  213  business  managers  of  creative  industry  in  the  craft  sector  in West  Sumatra-Indonesia.  The  sampling  technique  used  is  sampling  area,  the  sample  is allocated  proportionally  to  the  potential  areas  of  the  creative  industries  of  West  Sumatra craft  sector,  including:  Sawah  Lunto  district,  Tanah  Datar,  50  Kota,  Agam,  Bukittinggi, Padang,  Padang  Panjang,  and  Pariaman.  Data  were  collected  through  questionnaires  and analyzed  by  Structural  Equation  Modeling  (SEM)  using  AMOS  software.  The  results  of  the researchshow  that  entrepreneurial  competency  has  a  positive  and  significant  effect  on business  performance,  entrepreneurial  competency  has  a  positive  and  significant  effect  on competitive  advantage,  competitive  advantage  has  a  positive  and  significant  effect  on business  performance  and  competitive  advantage  is  the  mediating  effect  of  entrepreneurial competency and business performance.