• Solomon Gbene Zaato Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
  • Mohammad Ismail Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
  • Sathiswaran Uthamaputhran Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
  • Wilberforce Owusu-Ansah Department of Marketing & Corporate Strategy, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana



Entrepreneurial orientation, social capital, government support policies, resource base view theory, social capital theory


The primary purpose of this study was to propose a conceptual framework on the impact of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) on SMEs performance in Ghana: The role of social capital (SC) and government support policies (GSPs). The study re­viewed existing literature pertaining the five dimensions of EO and used measures of SC, and GSPs in relation to SMEs performance in Ghana. This study would be anchored on two theories thus the resource-based view and the social capital theories stressing the need for SMEs to focus more on their unique resources that existed with­in their social network relations. The study would further provide new insight to prac­titioners to understand and appreciate the role of SC and GSPs on SMEs performance

Author Biography

Solomon Gbene Zaato, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan

I am a Ghanaian by descent and currently pursuing my PhD in Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK). at the Department of Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business (FKP).

My supervisors are; Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohammad Bin Ismail and Dr Sathiswaran.

 Thank you very much for accepting our paper for publication on your prestigious journal.


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How to Cite

Zaato, S. G., Ismail, M., Uthamaputhran, S., & Owusu-Ansah, W. (2020). THE IMPACT OF ENTREPRENEURIAL ORIENTATION ON SMEs PERFORMANCE IN GHANA: THE ROLE OF SOCIAL CAPITAL AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT POLICIES. Jurnal Manajemen Dan Kewirausahaan, 22(2), 99-114.