Entrepreneurial orientation and SME performance across societal cultures: An international study

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Reference

Semrau, T., Ambos, T., & Kraus, S. (2016). Entrepreneurial orientation and SME performance across societal cultures: An international study. Journal of Business Research, 69(5), 1928-1932. (ABDC_2016: A; ABDC_2019: A; ABS_2018: 3; ISI_2016: 3.354; ISI_2016_5year: 4.108; VHB_3: B)

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Article in Scientific Journal

Abstract

The concept of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) is universally applicable, and many empirical studies report a positive relationship between EO and performance in different national contexts. Empirical research, however, scarcely addresses which country-level contingencies affect the EO–performance link. Building on two second-order factors of societal culture—performance-based culture (PBC) and socially supportive culture (SSC)—the present study proposes and tests such a contingency framework. Using a data set of 1248 SMEs from seven national contexts, multilevel analyses show that PBC positively moderates the relationship between EO and performance, whereas SSC has no moderation effect.

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  • Competence Center for Entrepreneurship and Family Business
  • Chair of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Chair of Entrepreneurship and Leadership

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2015.10.082