Taxonomy of entrepreneurial firms; entrepreneurial orientation versus corporate entrepreneurship
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of International Trade and Academic Research Conference (ITARC), 2012Conference paper (Other academic)
With attention to insufficiencies of existing measurements and recommendations to design a more comprehensive construct to gauge the Firm Level Entrepreneurship (FLE), this paper presents a fourfold taxonomy model of entrepreneurial firms. By comparing the degree of Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO) that shows the tendency of firms to engage in entrepreneurial activities and their actual engagement in entrepreneurship, which determines by Corporate Entrepreneurship (CE), the model, divides the firms into four categorizes; Non Entrepreneurial (NE), Forced Entrepreneurial (FE), Latent Entrepreneurial (LE), and Actual Entrepreneurial (AE). Main characteristics, attitudes, and behaviors of each kind are explored, and they are compared based on their goals to start the business, vision, reactions to competitors, perceived environment, risk taking, implementing of innovation, renewing the organizational structure, and obstacles to entrepreneurial actions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Entrepreneurial orientation, corporate entrepreneurship
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-89561OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-89561DiVA: diva2:608252
International Trade and Academic Research Conference (ITARC 2012), 7-8 November 2012, London, UK