Entrepreneurial orientation and firm performance : The moderating effects of intra- and inter-organizational factors

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2010

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TitleAcademy of Management Annual Meeting
PlaceCanada
CityMontreal
Period6 - 10 August 2010

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Drawing on an extended resource-based view, we investigate the moderating roles of both intra- and inter-organizational factors on the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and firm performance. Specifically, we examine organizational structure (centralization and formalization) and coordination (knowledge integration), as well as firms’ connections with external stakeholders (business versus institutional networks). Using survey data from 547 Chinese firms in two industries, we find that centralization strengthens the positive relationship between EO and performance, while formalization weakens it. Interestingly, a firm’s business network also strengthens this relationship, while its institutional network dampens it. Finally, knowledge integration positively moderates this relationship.

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Entrepreneurial orientation and firm performance : The moderating effects of intra- and inter-organizational factors. / YANG, Haibin; Dess, G.; Robins, J.

2010. Paper presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review