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How Does Entrepreneurial Activity Affect Organizational Performance in China's Private Enterprises?


  • Yuli Zhang
  • Qianwen Li


Based on the data for fifty-five of China's private enterprises in their growing period, this article investigates effects of corporate entrepreneurial activity (EA) on organizational performance (OP). We construct new measures for EA, OP, and other variables, and use two-way and three-way contingency approaches in our analyses. Empirical results indicate positive effects of EA on OP for Chinese private enterprises, which are consistent with theoretical predictions and studies of Western enterprises in the literature.

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  • Yuli Zhang & Qianwen Li, 2007. "How Does Entrepreneurial Activity Affect Organizational Performance in China's Private Enterprises?," Chinese Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(6), pages 24-48, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:chinec:v:40:y:2007:i:6:p:24-48

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    1. Javalgi, Rajshekhar G. & Hall, Kenneth D. & Cavusgil, S. Tamer, 2014. "Corporate entrepreneurship, customer-oriented selling, absorptive capacity, and international sales performance in the international B2B setting: Conceptual framework and research propositions," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 23(6), pages 1193-1202.

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