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Entrepreneurial Orientation and Business Performance - A Replication Study


Hermann Frank


Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

Alexander Kessler


Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration - Institute of Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship

Matthias Fink


Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

April 1, 2010

Schmalenbach Business Review, Vol. 62, pp. 175-198, April 2010

Abstract:     
We examine the effect of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and hypothesize that EO has a positive impact on business performance. We create a contingency model and a configuration model and compare their results to those derived from a main-effects model. The study replicates the work of Wiklund and Shepherd (2005) and tests the validity of their results in a different national context. Our analysis indicates a positive connection between EO and business performance only in cases in which a dynamic environment is combined with high access to financial capital and when a stable environment is combined with low access to financial capital. Our analysis also indicates that EO may have a negative effect on performance in certain configurations.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 24

Keywords: Business Performance, Configurational Approach, Entrepreneurial Orientation, SMEs

JEL Classification: M13

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Date posted: May 11, 2010  

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Frank, Hermann and Kessler, Alexander and Fink, Matthias, Entrepreneurial Orientation and Business Performance - A Replication Study (April 1, 2010). Schmalenbach Business Review, Vol. 62, pp. 175-198, April 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1604118

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Hermann Frank (Contact Author)
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration ( email )
Welthandelsplatz 1
Vienna, Wien 1020
Austria
Alexander Kessler
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration - Institute of Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship ( email )
Welthandelsplatz 1
Vienna, Wien 1020
Austria
+43 1 31336-4591 (Phone)
+43 1 31336-715 (Fax)
Matthias Fink
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
Welthandelsplatz 1
Vienna, Wien 1020
Austria
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