THE MEDIATING EFFECT OF ENTREPRENEURIAL ORIENTATION ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE, AND FIRM PERFORMANCE
The purpose of this research is to study the impact of emotional intelligence and organizational climate on entrepreneurial orientation as a mediator of SMEs in Thailand. The sample consisted of 345 participants. Hypothesis testing was conducted through simple and multiple regression analysis. The findings of this study emotional intelligence and organizational climate affected firm performance but no impact when adding entrepreneurial orientation in a mediator. The results indicate a significant influence of the entrepreneurial orientation on firm performance. The findings of this study are benefits for academics and entrepreneurs as basic knowledge to develop emotional intelligence, organizational climate and entrepreneur orientation of all personnel in an organization to be more competitive and effective in the firm performance.
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