The Moderating Role of Bridging Ties between Risk-Taking, Proactivness and Performance: The Evidence from Iranian SMEs

  •  Alireza Jalali    
  •  Mastura Jaafar    
  •  Kambiz Talebi    
  •  Suberi Ab Halim    


This study explores the interaction effect of bridging ties by looking at the relationship between proactiveness,risk-taking, and performance. A questionnaire was administered to 150 manufacturing Small and MediumEnterprises (SMEs) in Iran. A model relating proactiveness and risk-taking to performance with the moderatingrole of bridging ties was tested using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and the results provedsignificant. Our results indicate a positive relationship between proactiveness, risk-taking and performance. Themain contribution of this study resides in addressing the significance of firm performance as a dependentvariable deserving of more attention in the field of entrepreneurship and networking.

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