This study aims to examine the relationships of managers’ compassionate goals with inno-vation and performance in small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs). By integrating social exchange theory with social information processing theory, we hypothesize a serial mediation model in which organizational cooperation and firm innovation sequentially mediate a positive relationship between managers’ compassionate goals and firm perfor-mance. However, we predict that this positive indirect effect would occur only when manag-ers have low self- image goals and there is a high innovation- supportive work environment. Based on survey data from a sample of 116 SMEs in France, our results provide support for our predictions. This study contributes to the literature by disclosing the mechanisms and boundary conditions of the relationship of managers’ compassionate goals with SMEs’ innovation and performance. Theoretical and managerial implications of this study are discussed.

Managers' compassionate goals, innovation, and firm performance: an examination of mediating processes, and boundary conditions in small- and medium-sized enterprises

Stagliano' R.;
2023-01-01

Abstract

This study aims to examine the relationships of managers’ compassionate goals with inno-vation and performance in small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs). By integrating social exchange theory with social information processing theory, we hypothesize a serial mediation model in which organizational cooperation and firm innovation sequentially mediate a positive relationship between managers’ compassionate goals and firm perfor-mance. However, we predict that this positive indirect effect would occur only when manag-ers have low self- image goals and there is a high innovation- supportive work environment. Based on survey data from a sample of 116 SMEs in France, our results provide support for our predictions. This study contributes to the literature by disclosing the mechanisms and boundary conditions of the relationship of managers’ compassionate goals with SMEs’ innovation and performance. Theoretical and managerial implications of this study are discussed.
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