The Role of Knowledge Adoptive Capacity towards Exports Performance

An Evidence from Textile Sector

  • Ramaisa Aqdas
      Universiti Utara Malaysia, Department of International Business, School of International Studies, Sintok 06010 Kedah, Malaysia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8329-6315
    • Nik Ab Halim Nik Abdullah
        Universiti Utara Malaysia, Department of International Business, School of International Studies, Sintok 06010 Kedah, Malaysia

      Abstract

      Purpose - Knowledge absorptive capacity plays a significant role in export performance. It is a dynamic capability that firms apply to gain competitiveness in today’s knowledge-based economies. The aim of the present research is to identify relationship among dimensions of KAC and export performance.

      Design/Methodology - Nature of study was descriptive and quantitative. Data was collected through questionnaires from 291 large scale textile firms of Pakistan. Smart PLS was used in analyzing data by incorporating CFA and SEM techniques to test the hypotheses.

      Findings - The results reveal that knowledge acquisition, transformation, and exploitation have significant positive relationship with export performance.

      Keywords:
      Export Performance Knowledge absorptive capacity Knowledge acquisition Knowledge assimilation Knowledge transormation Knowledge exploitation

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      Article History
      Received: 2019-08-29
      Published: 2019-09-12
      How to Cite
      Aqdas, R., & Nik Abdullah , N. A. H. (2019). The Role of Knowledge Adoptive Capacity towards Exports Performance. SEISENSE Journal of Management, 2(5), 62-71. https://doi.org/10.33215/sjom.v2i5.216