Examining Networking and Learning Capabilities for Ambidextrous Smes in Environmental Dynamism

Document Type : Research Paper


Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Bhayangkara Jakarta Raya, Jakarta, Indonesia


This study examines the networking and learning capabilities of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), which enable organizations to generate strategic ambidexterity on environmental dynamism. For this purpose, 190 respondents from SMEs in Indonesia were polled and analyzed using SEM PLS. The results show that networking and learning capabilities substantially impacted strategic ambidexterity. Surprisingly, environmental dynamism does not moderate the association between SMEs' capability in networking and strategic ambidexterity. In addition, networking and learning capabilities positively affect ambidexterity in SMEs. Conversely, environmental dynamism moderates the link between learning capabilities and strategic ambidexterity. The study's findings assist SME owners/managers and practitioners in developing and sustain networking and learning capabilities to achieve ambidexterity.


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