Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)


The Effects of Network and Innovation Capabilities on Performance of Startup Businesses in Thailand

Author(s): Jindarat Peemanee, Anupong Sukprasert, Eakapoom Wongsahai

This research aimed to examine the effects of network and innovation capabilities on performance of startup businesses in Thailand and to examine the mediator affecting the relationship between network capability and performance of startup businesses in Thailand. The researcher collected information from 171 executives of startup businesses and used questionnaire as a research tool. The statistics used for data analysis included basic statistics, and the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) with the program LISREL. The research findings revealed that the hypothesis model was congruent with the empirical data at high level and that the network capability had direct effects on innovation capability and indirect effects on performance. Innovation capability had direct effects on performance and innovation capability was the mediator between network capability and performance.

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