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Entrepreneurial Orientation, Dynamic Capabilities and International Performance

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  • Ari Jantunen

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  • Kaisu Puumalainen

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  • Sami Saarenketo

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  • Kalevi Kyläheiko

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    Abstract

    In order to be able to seize the opportunities that a dynamic operating environment opens up, entrepreneurial firms have to reconfigure their existing asset base and processes. This study explores the effect of an entrepreneurial orientation and a firm's reconfiguring capabilities on international performance by using survey data from 217 manufacturing and service organizations. Our findings indicate that a firm's entrepreneurial orientation and reconfiguring capabilities have an effect on its international performance and provide empirical support for the dynamic capability view of the firm. Entrepreneurial behavior combined with organizational reconfiguring capabilities constitutes a potential source of competitive advantage. Copyright Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of International Entrepreneurship.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 223-243

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:jinten:v:3:y:2005:i:3:p:223-243

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    Keywords: entrepreneurial orientation; dynamic capabilities; international performance;

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    1. Majid Aramand & Dave Valliere, 2012. "Dynamic capabilities in entrepreneurial firms: A case study approach," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Springer, vol. 10(2), pages 142-157, June.
    2. Maria Adenfelt & Katarina Lagerström, 2006. "Organizational rejuvenation for knowledge exploitation: Exploring corporate entrepreneurship in an MNE," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Springer, vol. 4(2), pages 83-98, September.
    3. Vincenza Odorici & Manuela Presutti, 2013. "The entrepreneurial experience and strategic orientation of high-tech born global start-ups: An analysis of novice and habitual entrepreneurs," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Springer, vol. 11(3), pages 268-291, September.
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    5. Stephanie Fernhaber, 2013. "Untangling the relationship between new venture internationalization and performance," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Springer, vol. 11(3), pages 220-242, September.
    6. Kraiczy, Nils D. & Hack, Andreas & Kellermanns, Franz W., 2014. "New product portfolio performance in family firms," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 67(6), pages 1065-1073.

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