Entrepreneurial Orientation and Organizational Performance of Online Business in Malaysia: The Mediating Role of the Knowledge Management ProcessJournal: Sustainability, 2022, 14, 9, Q2 Author(s): Sabrinah Adam, Nursyazwani Mohd Fuzi, Mohamad Rohieszan Ramdan, Rosmah Mat Isa, Albert Feisal Muhd Feisal Ismail, Mohd Yussni Hashim, Sharon Yong Yee Ong and Shah Iskandar Fahmie Ramlee Link: www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/14/9/5081
The aim of this paper is to examine the role of the knowledge management process as a mediating variable in the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and organizational performance. This study employed a quantitative method and utilised a self-administered questionnaire. A total of 350 data were collected from the owners/founders of online businesses. A Partial Least Squares-Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) analysis was performed to test the proposed hypotheses of the study. The findings indicated that entrepreneurial orientation positively the knowledge management process, which in turn exerts a positive effect on the organizational performance of a company. Additionally, the indirect effect analysis revealed that the knowledge management process plays a significant role as a mediator between entrepreneurial orientation and organizational performance. The research fills a gap in the literature by considering a mediating variable in enhancing the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and organizational performance. This research also provides a particular contribution to the literature and some suggestions for future research.