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Explaining the entrepreneurial orientation-performance relationship in emerging economies: The intermediate roles of absorptive capacity and improvisation

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posted on 01.09.2017, 08:31 by Paul Hughes, Ian HodgkinsonIan Hodgkinson, Mathew HughesMathew Hughes, Darwina A. Arshad
Research has established the relevance of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) to firm performance but skepticism remains because of the ambiguity surrounding how EO might improve firm performance. We examine the key concepts of absorptive capacity and improvisation as two alternative learning modes serving as intermediate steps between EO and firm performance. Locating our study within manufacturing SMEs in Malaysia, we find that absorptive capacity enhances the EO–performance relationship, both as a moderator and a mediator. In contrast to expectations, however, improvisation showed no such effects but conferred its own separate benefits instead. We further discuss the different effects of these learning modes on high performance and low performance groups.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Asia Pacific Journal of Management

Volume

35

Issue

4

Pages

1025-1053

Citation

HUGHES, P. ... et al, 2017. Explaining the entrepreneurial orientation-performance relationship in emerging economies: The intermediate roles of absorptive capacity and improvisation. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 35(4), pp. 1025–1053.

Publisher

© Springer

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

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

23/08/2017

Publication date

2017-10-07

Notes

This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Asia Pacific Journal of Management. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-017-9539-7

ISSN

0217-4561

eISSN

1572-9958

Language

en