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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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  • Ari Jantunen & Kaisu Puumalainen & Sami Saarenketo & Kalevi Kyläheiko, 2005. "Entrepreneurial Orientation, Dynamic Capabilities and International Performance," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Springer, vol. 3(3), pages 223-243, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jinten:v:3:y:2005:i:3:p:223-243
    DOI: 10.1007/s10843-005-1133-2
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