Assessing Factors Affecting Small and Medium Enterprises' Resilience Capacity (A study of Automotive Suppliers)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Prof., Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

2 MSc. in Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Iran


Resilience is one of the most important concepts in different sciences, which have been studied by researchers in the field of business and organization in recent years. The resilience is the capacity of a business to survive, adapt and sustain when faced with turbulent and volatile changes. This study aims to assess the small and medium enterprises’ resilience capacity in automotive suppliers. Accordingly, the current research based on the objective is an applied research and is conducted on descriptive survey design. The population of this study was all SMEs active in the field of automotive suppliers in Iran. Using Cochran's formula, 99 companies were selected by simple random sampling. After distributing and collecting standard questionnaires, Structural equation modeling and Smart PLS3 software were used to analyze the data. Findings showed that the dynamic competitiveness, assets and resourcefulness of small and medium enterprises explain 34 percen and 41.5 percent of their resilience changes, respectively. The effect of learning and culture on resilience capacity has not been meaningful.


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