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Nexus of Digital Organizational Culture, Capabilities, Organizational Readiness, and Innovation: Investigation of SMEs Operating in the Digital Economy

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School of Public Administration, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi’an 710000, China
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Higher Education Department, Government College of Management Sciences, Mansehra 23100, Pakistan
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Department of Finance, Accounting and Economics, University of Pitesti, 110040 Pitesti, Romania
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Sustainability 2021, 13(2), 720; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13020720
Received: 17 December 2020 / Revised: 3 January 2021 / Accepted: 7 January 2021 / Published: 13 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Digital Economy, E-commerce, and Sustainability)
This current study was conducted in order to develop a digital innovation model based on the digital organizational culture, digital capability, and organizational readiness. This study explores how the organizational readiness plays a mediating role between the digital capabilities and digital innovation and between the digital organizational culture and digital innovation. For data collection, the survey instrument was used to collect data from 227 SMEs of ICT industry in Pakistan. The findings have revealed a significant connection of the digital organizational culture and digital capabilities with the digital innovation. Second, the organizational readiness mediates between the digital capabilities, digital organizational culture, and digital innovation. The study has empirically confirmed how to flourish a mechanism of the digital innovation in the SMEs. Moreover, the findings suggest some substantial implications for the management by focusing on the digital capabilities and digital organizational culture as a fundamental predictor for the digital innovation via organizational readiness. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital capabilities; digital organizational culture; organizational readiness; digital innovation; SMEs; ICT industry digital capabilities; digital organizational culture; organizational readiness; digital innovation; SMEs; ICT industry
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Zhen, Z.; Yousaf, Z.; Radulescu, M.; Yasir, M. Nexus of Digital Organizational Culture, Capabilities, Organizational Readiness, and Innovation: Investigation of SMEs Operating in the Digital Economy. Sustainability 2021, 13, 720. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13020720

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Zhen Z, Yousaf Z, Radulescu M, Yasir M. Nexus of Digital Organizational Culture, Capabilities, Organizational Readiness, and Innovation: Investigation of SMEs Operating in the Digital Economy. Sustainability. 2021; 13(2):720. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13020720

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Zhen, Zhang; Yousaf, Zahid; Radulescu, Magdalena; Yasir, Muhammad. 2021. "Nexus of Digital Organizational Culture, Capabilities, Organizational Readiness, and Innovation: Investigation of SMEs Operating in the Digital Economy" Sustainability 13, no. 2: 720. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13020720

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