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

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Karol Marek Klimczak

Lodz University of Technology

Wojciech Machowiak

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Yochanan Shachmurove

City University of New York, CUNY City College of New York - Department of Economics; The University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics

Iwona Staniec

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: August 28, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Klimczak, Karol Marek and Machowiak, Wojciech and Shachmurove, Yochanan and Staniec, Iwona, Perceived Collaborative Risk in Small and Medium Technology Enterprises (August 28, 2019). 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 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3836736

Karol Marek Klimczak (Contact Author)

Lodz University of Technology ( email )

Poland

Wojciech Machowiak

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Yochanan Shachmurove

City University of New York, CUNY City College of New York - Department of Economics ( email )

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Iwona Staniec

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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