—A competence that is owned by entrepreneurs becomes a significant determinant to reach the business sucess becuase of the entrepereur’s double role, as the owner and the manager itself. The purpose of this study is to overview the influence of entrepreneurial social comptence and entrepreneurial orientation on the developmnet of SME’s business network and business performance in Western Java Province, of Indonesia. Sampling method uses Purosive Sampling Technique based on these criteria: at least 3 years experience and have had full tim employee. Sample which is used in this study, is the owner and the manager of SME, with total amount of respondents are 193. Data will be analyesed through Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) by using AMOS program 16.0. The result from this study shows that the first hypotheses proves that there is a significant influence of entrepreneurial social competence on business network. Meanwhile, entrepreneurial orientation gives no influence on business network, but it influences the SME’s competitive advantage. Last hypothesis also shows that there is a signifcant relationship between SME’s business network and SME’s business performance. The result form this study provides contribution to Resource Based View (RBV) theory which states that there are intangible assets of entrepreneurial social competence in building the SME’s business network and SME’s business performance. Unfortunately, the present study does not analyse all creative industrial sector and the study is only performed in Western Java Province which becomes one of the main creative industries besides Yogyakarta and Bali in Indonesia.
—Entrepreneurial social competence, entrepreneurial orientation, business network, business performance.
Meutia is with Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, Banten-Indonesia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.).
Cite:Meutia, "Entrepreneurial Social Competence and Entrepreneurial Orientation to Build SME’s Business Network and Business Performance," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 381-385, 2013.