Malaysian SMEs Performance and the Government Business Support Service: The Moderating Effects of Absorptive Capacity

Jauriyah Shamsuddin, Mohammad Nizam Sarkawi, Abdul Rahman Jaafar, Noor Fareen Abd Rahim


The purpose of this study is to test and develop absorptive capacity as a moderator of the relationship between Government Business Support Service (GBSS) and SMEs Performance in Malaysia. A random sampling technique was used on 150 usable questionnaires and data was analysed by SPSS 19. Statistically, the results confirmed that financial and non-financial support by government positively related to SMEs Performance and there is an interaction of absorptive capacity as a moderator on GBSS and SMEs Performance. 


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