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Sustainability 2018, 10(8), 2829; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10082829

A Study on the Sustainable Growth of SMEs: The Mediating Role of Organizational Metacognition

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Department of Industrial Engineering, Konkuk University, 120 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 05029, Korea
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Department of Advanced Industry Fusion, Konkuk University, 120 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 05029, Korea
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Received: 28 June 2018 / Revised: 4 August 2018 / Accepted: 6 August 2018 / Published: 9 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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This study investigates a method to improve small- and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs’) business performance and organizational effectiveness for sustainable growth. This study hypothesizes that technological innovation capabilities have a positive impact on business performance and organizational effectiveness and that metacognition at the organizational level has a mediating role in the relationship. To verify the relationship, this study conducts an empirical analysis using a survey questionnaire. The findings are as follows. First, technological innovation capability has a positive effect on both business performance and organizational effectiveness. Second, organizational metacognition has a partial mediating effect on the effect of technological innovation capability on business performance and organizational effectiveness. The results suggest that chief executive officer (CEO) and middle managers contemplate the methodology of metacognition at the organizational level and that they should focus more on enhancing business performance by developing technological innovation capability and organizational metacognition. View Full-Text
Keywords: small- and medium-sized enterprises; technological innovation capability; organizational metacognition; business performance; sustainable growth small- and medium-sized enterprises; technological innovation capability; organizational metacognition; business performance; sustainable growth
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Yoo, W.-J.; Choo, H.H.; Lee, S.J. A Study on the Sustainable Growth of SMEs: The Mediating Role of Organizational Metacognition. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2829.

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