Proceedings of the 3rd Economics and Business International Conference, EBIC 2022, 22 September 2022, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia

Research Article

Collaboration Networks and Sustainable SMEs Performance: The Role of Digital Leadership as Moderating Variable

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.22-9-2022.2337405,
        author={Yasmin Chairunisa Muchtar and Muhammad Anggia Muchtar and Adika Fajar Putra},
        title={Collaboration Networks and Sustainable SMEs Performance: The Role of Digital Leadership as Moderating Variable},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd Economics and Business International Conference, EBIC 2022, 22 September 2022, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={EBIC},
        year={2024},
        month={4},
        keywords={collaboration networks innovation capabilities sme’s sustainable performance digital leadership},
        doi={10.4108/eai.22-9-2022.2337405}
    }
    
  • Yasmin Chairunisa Muchtar
    Muhammad Anggia Muchtar
    Adika Fajar Putra
    Year: 2024
    Collaboration Networks and Sustainable SMEs Performance: The Role of Digital Leadership as Moderating Variable
    EBIC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.22-9-2022.2337405
Yasmin Chairunisa Muchtar1,*, Muhammad Anggia Muchtar1, Adika Fajar Putra1
  • 1: Universitas Sumatera Utara
*Contact email: yasminmuchtar@usu.ac.id

Abstract

SMEs need to have the most-fitted leadership style. The concept of contemporary leadership contributes to and deals with rapid technological developments in digital leadership. Digital leadership adopts digital platforms in the process of achieving performance to achieve organizational success. In addition to digital leadership, SMEs must also be able to take advantage of opportunities by establishing collaboration with various business actors outside the organization such as suppliers, customers, and research organizations even with their competitors. The collaboration will increase knowledge through the exchange of information, which will certainly support the increase in innovation capabilities that lead to sustainable performance. This research was conducted in the city of Medan with research objects, SMEs assisted by the Department of Cooperatives and SMEs in Medan. The purposive population was chosen based on a minimum criterion of 2 years of business, used social media, and business actors who are technology literate and active in target activities. The number of samples to be studied is 180 business people. To test the validity and compatibility of the model, use confirmation factor analysis (CFA). The research method uses a quantitative approach. Quantitative analysis using a structural equation model. This study reveals that digital leadership moderates the relationship between innovation capabilities and sustainable MSME performance.