Developing an entrepreneurial orientation: capabilities and impediments

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dc.contributor.author McNaughton, Rodney en
dc.contributor.author Sembhi, R en
dc.coverage.spatial Sydney en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-01T22:37:02Z en
dc.date.issued 2014-02-04 en
dc.identifier.citation ACERE - Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Exchange Conference, Sydney, 04 Feb 2014 - 07 Feb 2014. 04 Feb 2014 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/25019 en
dc.description.abstract The extant literature advises managers that under certain conditions developing an entrepreneurial orientation (EO) within their firm may lead to superior financial performance. However, little guidance has been forthcoming about how firms may successfully develop an EO, and the impediments they may encounter. This paper reports the results of research designed to identify specific capabilities that enhance, and factors that impede, the development of an entrepreneurial orientation (EO). Analysis of data collected from senior managers in 120 Canadian ICT firms reveals four sets of capabilities that firms use to develop their EO: research, recruiting and retention, building customer relationships, and decision-making processes. The primary impediments are risk-adversity, complacency, and scarcity of capital or other resources. Our research contributes to the literature on how EO can positively affect firm performance, while providing practical suggestions for how firms can develop their entrepreneurial orientation. en
dc.description.uri http://acereconference.com/2014-proceedings/ en
dc.relation.ispartof ACERE - Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Exchange Conference en
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dc.title Developing an entrepreneurial orientation: capabilities and impediments en
dc.type Conference Item en
pubs.author-url http://acereconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/ACER2014-Handbook.pdf en
pubs.finish-date 2014-02-07 en
pubs.start-date 2014-02-04 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Conference Paper en
pubs.elements-id 462464 en
pubs.org-id Business and Economics en
pubs.org-id Management & Intl Business en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-11-21 en


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