Where do entrepreneurial orientations come from? An investigation on their social origin

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEntrepreneurial strategic processes
EditorsG. T. Lumpkin, Jerome A. Katz
Place of PublicationBingley, U.K.
PublisherJAI Press
Pages223-247
Volume10
ISBN (Electronic)9781849504959
ISBN (Print)076231429, 9780762314294
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2007

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NameAdvances in entrepreneurship, firm emergence and growth
Volume10
ISSN (Print)1074-7540

Abstract

This paper explores the origin of entrepreneurial orientations (EO) from an organizational embeddedness perspective. It examines the impacts of firms' network embeddedness such as structural, positional and relational on three dimensions of EO, namely, risk-taking, proactiveness and innovativeness. After a brief review of the EO construct and social network theory, we derive a set of testable propositions that relate embeddedness properties such as centrality, structural holes, direct/indirect ties, and network density, to the magnitude of three key EO dimensions. We argue that each dimension may vary independently with each other and has its own formation mechanism, which entails rich implications for entrepreneurial network research. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Where do entrepreneurial orientations come from? An investigation on their social origin. / YANG, Haibin; Dess, G. G.

Entrepreneurial strategic processes. ed. / G. T. Lumpkin; Jerome A. Katz. Vol. 10 Bingley, U.K. : JAI Press, 2007. p. 223-247 (Advances in entrepreneurship, firm emergence and growth; Vol. 10).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)Not applicablepeer-review