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Entrepreneurial passion and technological innovation: The mediating effect of entrepreneurial orientation

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posted on 2021-06-28, 12:50 authored by Ataullah Kiani, Delin Yang, Usman Ghani, Mathew Hughes
A thesis of the affective and emotional origins of entrepreneurial orientation and technological innovation is yet to emerge. This is highly unusual given the origins of a firm-level entrepreneurial orientation in the decision-making styles, methods, process and practices set by the upper echelons (the CEO) of the firm. This research aims to investigate the mediating effect of firm-level entrepreneurial orientation in the connection between the entrepreneurial passion of CEOs and technological innovation in SMEs. Using data collected through a structured survey questionnaire of privately-owned Chinese SMEs mostly operating in manufacturing industries, the findings show that firm-level entrepreneurial orientation significantly mediates the relationship between CEOs’ entrepreneurial passion and technological innovation. Our findings suggest that CEOs entrepreneurial passion indeed predicts firm-level entrepreneurial orientation, and CEOs passionate for entrepreneurship can realize increases in their firm’s technological innovation when they can first set in place a strategic posture and set of behaviors commensurate with entrepreneurial orientation.

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Research on China's Core Information Technology Innovation Law and Innovation System

National Natural Science Foundation of China

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National Social Science Fund of China: [grant number 17ZDA051]

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School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Technology Analysis and Strategic Management

Volume

34

Issue

10

Pages

1139-1152

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Taylor and Francis

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Technology Analysis and Strategic Management on 30 Jun 2021, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2021.1948986

Acceptance date

2021-06-23

Publication date

2021-06-30

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

0953-7325

eISSN

1465-3990

Language

  • en

Depositor

Prof Mat Hughes. Deposit date: 24 June 2021

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