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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2020, Volume: 13, Issue: 29, Pages: 2924-2934

Original Article

A mediation analysis of social media marketing between the relationship of entrepreneurial marketing strategies and the performance of small & medium enterprises in Pakistan

Received Date:29 June 2020, Accepted Date:27 July 2020, Published Date:11 August 2020


Objectives: The main focus of this study is to find the role of social media marketing between the relationship of entrepreneurial marketing strategies and Performance of Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Pakistan. This research will answer the question that how social media marketing can be crucial for the entrepreneurial marketing to increase the performance of small and medium enterprises in Pakistan. Methodology: The SMEs operating in Pakistan have been considered and the respondents are the Marketing Managers of SMEs. The total number of SME’s in Pakistan is 3.3 million having one marketing manager. The total population of study is 3.3 million. Roscoe 1975 technique has used for selecting sample size. The 384 SME’s managers were selected through Roscoe sampling method and survey instrument has randomly been distributed among the marketing managers of SMEs in Pakistan through the primary data collection mode. Discussion: Hypotheses have been tested through “Structural Equation Modeling”. Since SEM is latest second generation tool of multivariate analysis and it has been used in this study to test the hypothesis. Findings: It is found from the results and discussion that entrepreneurial marketing strategies; proactive orientation, value creation,innovativeness and customer focus plays important role in enhancing the SMEs performance in Pakistan and Social media marketing can highly be effective to implement entrepreneurial marketing strategies to improve the performance of small and medium enterprises in Pakistan.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial marketing strategies; SMEs Performance; role of social media marketing


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