Entrepreneurial Orientation and Network Ties: Innovative Performance of SMEs in an Emerging-Economy Manufacturing Cluster
AbstractThis study investigates the role of intra-cluster ties, extra-cluster ties, and entrepreneurial orientation in shaping firms’ innovative performance. We conduct our analysis on a primary data set of 120 SMEs in the Cibaduyut footwear-manufacturing cluster, Indonesia. We find that extra-cluster ties mediate the relationship between proactiveness and innovative performance. A combination of high extra-cluster ties and risk taking exert a positive impact on innovative performance. Surprisingly, we find that risk taking negatively moderates the influence of intra-cluster ties on innovative performance. Overall, the findings of this study point to the synergistic effects of entrepreneurial orientation and extra-cluster ties on innovative performance.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Maastricht School of Management in its series Working Papers with number 2013/28.
Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2013
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-10-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2013-10-02 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-ENT-2013-10-02 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-HRM-2013-10-02 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-INO-2013-10-02 (Innovation)
- NEP-NET-2013-10-02 (Network Economics)
- NEP-SBM-2013-10-02 (Small Business Management)
- NEP-SEA-2013-10-02 (South East Asia)
- NEP-URE-2013-10-02 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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