The contribution of entrepreneurial orientation to the corporate performance: A deeper understanding
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of International Trade and Academic Research Conference (ITARC), 2012Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO) becomes a very popular construct among entrepreneurship researchers and studying its connection with corporate performance has been in the center of attention for three decades. In spite of its popularity, there is a little consistency about the EO-performance connection among empirical studies. To deal with this inconsistency, researchers have introduced more comprehensive models of EO-performance relationship, which includes moderator and mediator factors. Former researchers also suggested employing more complicated research methods such as multi-case study or mix design to infer a deeper understanding of the EOPerformance connection.
In this paper, we recruit a mix research design that incorporates survey and multi-case study to examine the contribution of EO to the corporate performance. To represent a more comprehensive model of EO-performance connection, the most popular previous moderators include environment dynamism and environment hostility are considered.
By integrating qualitative and quantitative data, a more dynamic model of EOPerformance is presented that is consist of time of enabling, business and personal networks and transmition of EO. The EO transmission mechanism is added to the model as a new mechanism that explains the transmitting of EO from a more powerful actor (supplier, costumer or competitor) to a weaker company through formal or informal contracts or partnerships.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
EO, Corporate Performance, EO Transmission Mechanism, Time of Enabling, and business and Personal Networks
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-98273OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-98273DiVA: diva2:653891
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