The Role of R&D Leverage as a Dynamic Capability in Performance Creation: Evidence from SMEs in Taiwan

Tung-Shan Liao (Yuan Ze University)

Abstract


This study addresses the role of R&D leverage in SMEs’ performance creation. The authors do so by considering SMEs’ high resource dependence due to isomorphism. We propose that R&D leverage, with a presence of dynamic capabilities, plays a moderating role in the relation between resource investments and performance. This study, which focused on Taiwan’s SMEs, conducts a questionnaire survey using the hierarchical sampling technique, across various industries and geographic areas in Taiwan. The empirical findings reveal that R&D leverage as an essential leveler in resource management enhances resource advantages.


Keywords


Dynamic capabilities view; R&D leverage; Isomorphism; SMEs; Firm performance divergence

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