Mediation Role of Absorption Capacity on the Relationship between Relational Network and the Entrepreneurial Orientation of Tunisian Contractors
Ghodbane Ade* and Affes Habib
Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Sfax, Tunisia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ghodbane Ade
Faculty of Economics and Management
University of Sfax, Tunisia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 05, 2016, Accepted date: April 11, 2016, Published date: April 16, 2016
Citation: Ade G, Habib A (2016) Mediation Role of Absorption Capacity on the Relationship between Relational Network and the Entrepreneurial Orientation of Tunisian Contractors. J Entrepren Organiz Manag 5:179. doi:10.4172/2169-026X.1000179
Copyright: © 2016 Ade G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The objective of this paper is to analyze the mediating effects of the absorption capacity between relational network of contractors and their entrepreneurial orientation in the specific case of Tunisian SMEs. The originality of this approach lies in the development of the concept of absorption capacity for SMEs which lack the means to profit from their own relational fabrics in terms of identification and exploitation of opportunities business.