Perceived Collaborative Risk in Small and Medium Technology Enterprises
Karol Marek Klimczak, Wojciech Machowiak, Yochanan Shachmurove & Iwona Staniec (2020) Perceived collaborative risk in small and medium technology enterprises, Journal of Small Business Management, DOI: 10.1080/00472778.2020.1799305
26 Pages Posted: 5 May 2021
Date Written: August 28, 2019
We study risk perceived by small and medium technological enterprises (SMTEs) in their collaborative activities. We aim to explain prior findings regarding the situational factors that shape collaborative activities by focusing on assessments of risk made by managers. This study confirms that trust, business performance, and environmental turbulence affect the level at which managers assess risk. Trust and turbulence lower the assessment of collaborative risk, increasing the willingness to collaborate. In contrast, business performance increases perceived risk and potentially reduces manager’s willingness to collaborate. The article contributes to studies of technological collaboration and management practice.
Keywords: relational view, small and medium enterprises, innovation, risk management
JEL Classification: M10, M13
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