IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/ids/ijesbu/v10y2010i3p386-409.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Corporate entrepreneurship and small firms growth

Author

Listed:
  • Joao J.M. Ferreira

Abstract

Corporate Entrepreneurship (CE) is a growing area of research. Despite the growing interest in CE, there appears to be nothing near a consensus on what it is. The contributions of entrepreneurship and strategic management literature suggest the viability of integrating theoretical and empirical findings as means to better understand the conditions and relationships that are associated with CE. This study aims to identify the dimensions that may reflect the practice, the process, the organisational methods, and the style of decision making that small firms use. It has a particular interest in approaching the CE and the growth of small firms, having in mind the definition of a coherent theoretical framework of reference, which will lead to a broader understanding of the entrepreneurial process of small firms and verify the effects of those dimensions on growth. An empirical study was developed based on a stratified sample of Portuguese small firms from the manufacturing industry. The results suggest that dimensions of Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO), life cycle, resources and capabilities, motivation, and environment have an effect on the growth of small firms. It is still possible to conclude that the CE has, in fact, an important role because firms that grow better have the tendency to develop an EO.

Suggested Citation

  • Joao J.M. Ferreira, 2010. "Corporate entrepreneurship and small firms growth," International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 10(3), pages 386-409.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijesbu:v:10:y:2010:i:3:p:386-409
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.inderscience.com/link.php?id=33574
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Fernandes, Cristina & Ferreira, João & Raposo, Mario, 2013. "Drivers to firm innovation and their effects on performance: An international comparison," MPRA Paper 46776, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Veland Ramadani & Hyrije Abazi-Alili & Léo-Paul Dana & Gadaf Rexhepi & Sadudin Ibraimi, 2017. "The impact of knowledge spillovers and innovation on firm-performance: findings from the Balkans countries," International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Springer, vol. 13(1), pages 299-325, March.
    3. Marisa Lages & Carla S. Marques & João J. M. Ferreira & Fernando A. F. Ferreira, 0. "Intrapreneurship and firm entrepreneurial orientation: insights from the health care service industry," International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Springer, vol. 0, pages 1-18.
    4. repec:spr:intemj:v:13:y:2017:i:3:d:10.1007_s11365-016-0428-1 is not listed on IDEAS

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ids:ijesbu:v:10:y:2010:i:3:p:386-409. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Darren Simpson). General contact details of provider: http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=74 .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.