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Antecedents of corporate entrepreneurship in SMEs: evidence from an emerging economy

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posted on 08.03.2017 by Mathew Hughes, Michael Mustafa
Corporate entrepreneurship (CE) research has reached a certain degree of consensus around five core internal antecedents that enable CE, but consensus remains focused on large-sized firms in Western economies. Using institutional theory, we argue that contextual factors may undermine the viability of internal antecedents in emerging economy contexts. Our qualitative study shows that the organization of the internal environments for CE among service sector Kenyan SMEs is much more interactive and complex than currently presented in the literature. Specifically cultural and contextual factors appear to influence the extent to which the antecedents are able to produce CE activity. Our findings provide a more fine-grained depiction of the internal environment for CE in emerging economy SMEs.

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  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

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Journal of Small Business Management

Citation

HUGHES, M. and MUSTAFA, M., 2016. Antecedents of corporate entrepreneurship in SMEs: evidence from an emerging economy. Journal of Small Business Management, 55 (S1), pp. 115–140.

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© International Council for Small Business. Published by Wiley.

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

10/07/2015

Publication date

2016-09-01

Notes

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: HUGHES, M. and MUSTAFA, M., 2016. Antecedents of corporate entrepreneurship in SMEs: evidence from an emerging economy. Journal of Small Business Management, 55 (S1), pp. 115–140, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12269. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

ISSN

0047-2778

eISSN

1540-627X

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en

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