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

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  • Semrau, Thorsten
  • Ambos, Tina
  • Sascha Kraus,

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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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  • Semrau, Thorsten & Ambos, Tina & Sascha Kraus,, 2016. "Entrepreneurial orientation and SME performance across societal cultures: An international study," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 69(5), pages 1928-1932.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbrese:v:69:y:2016:i:5:p:1928-1932
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2015.10.082
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