The impact of entrepreneurial behavior on entrepreneurial human resources management: The mediating role of entrepreneurial orientation

  • Received November 10, 2023;
    Accepted December 22, 2023;
    Published January 10, 2024
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    Volume 22 2024, Issue #1, pp. 147-155
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Entrepreneurial human resources management can establish competitive advantages by consistently fostering superior human resources contributions within companies. This is achieved through the development of skilled employees who are passionate about delivering quality products and services. This study sets out to explore the role of entrepreneurial orientation for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), particularly the relationship between entrepreneurial behavior and entrepreneurial human resource management. An online questionnaire technique was used to meet the research objectives. The study sample consisted of 356 participants from human resource management departments from 30 SMEs in the Al-Hassan Industrial Estate (HIE) in northern Jordan. The structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to examine the data. The results displayed that entrepreneurial behavior positively and significantly impacts both entrepreneurial human resources management and entrepreneurial orientation. Additionally, entrepreneurial orientation positively impacts entrepreneurial human resources management. Entrepreneurial orientation partially mediates the relationship between entrepreneurial behavior and entrepreneurial human resources management. According to these findings, human resources management policies and practices influence the level of entrepreneurship within an organization.

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    • Figure 1. Theoretical framework
    • Table 1. Standard deviation, correlations, and means
    • Table 2. Cronbach’s alpha (α), average variance extracted (AVE), and composite reliability (CR)
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    • Table 5. Direct, indirect, and total effects of the proposed model
    • Conceptualization
      Shadi Altahat
    • Formal Analysis
      Shadi Altahat
    • Investigation
      Shadi Altahat
    • Methodology
      Shadi Altahat
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      Shadi Altahat
    • Writing – original draft
      Shadi Altahat
    • Data curation
      Mohammad Alnadi
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      Mohammad Alnadi
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      Mohammad Alnadi
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      Mohammad Alnadi
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      Mohammad Alnadi
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      Mohammad Alnadi