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Green Entrepreneurial Orientation and Green Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

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Faculty of Management Sciences, Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
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Faculty of Applied Science, WSB University, 41-300 Dąbrowa Górrnicza, Poland
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KMITL Business School, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok 10520, Thailand
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Academic Editors: Beata Ślusarczyk, Aneta Pachura and Hana Štverková
Soc. Sci. 2021, 10(4), 136; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10040136
Received: 16 March 2021 / Revised: 9 April 2021 / Accepted: 9 April 2021 / Published: 13 April 2021
Since environmental issues are becoming an integral part of business performances, policymakers and managers have started recognizing the importance of green innovation towards sustainable business performances. The role of the automotive parts industry is crucial in minimizing environmental degradation and promoting sustainable development. Yet few studies have focused on the connection between green entrepreneurial orientation and green innovation that may affect small and medium enterprise (SME) business performance. Therefore, this study aims to analyze the influence of green entrepreneurial orientation on green innovations, and its effects on sustainable business performances in the automotive parts industry in Thailand. The sample consists of 226 SMEs in the automotive parts industry in Thailand. The partial least square method (PLS-SEM) has been used for the analysis of data. The results of the study show that green innovations have the strongest influence on economic and environmental performances. This study contributes to resource-based view theory by incorporating green innovation as a strategic competency of SMEs’ performance. Further, green entrepreneurial orientation and green innovation can assist SME managers in understanding the factors leading to sustainable performance of businesses. View Full-Text
Keywords: green entrepreneurial orientation; green innovation; economic performance; environmental performance; social performance green entrepreneurial orientation; green innovation; economic performance; environmental performance; social performance
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Muangmee, C.; Dacko-Pikiewicz, Z.; Meekaewkunchorn, N.; Kassakorn, N.; Khalid, B. Green Entrepreneurial Orientation and Green Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). Soc. Sci. 2021, 10, 136. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10040136

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Muangmee C, Dacko-Pikiewicz Z, Meekaewkunchorn N, Kassakorn N, Khalid B. Green Entrepreneurial Orientation and Green Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). Social Sciences. 2021; 10(4):136. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10040136

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Muangmee, Chaiyawit, Zdzisława Dacko-Pikiewicz, Nusanee Meekaewkunchorn, Nuttapon Kassakorn, and Bilal Khalid. 2021. "Green Entrepreneurial Orientation and Green Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)" Social Sciences 10, no. 4: 136. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10040136

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