Entrepreneurial Management, Corporate Venturing, and Financial Performance

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Christian Eliasson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Per Davidsson

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane Graduate School of Business

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

Corporate venturing activities can expand a firm’s business by creating new products and entering new markets. The literature suggests that entrepreneurial management should have a positive effect on corporate venturing activities and, as a consequence of this, a positive effect on a company’s financial performance. By entrepreneurial management we mean an outward opportunity-seeking approach to management rather than a more inward-looking approach towards resources and competences currently controlled. Despite the prevalence of descriptions of entrepreneurial management and the alleged importance of such practices, we have little empirically based knowledge about its effects. This study contributes to filling this gap in the literature by examining the effect of entrepreneurial management on financial performance, using corporate venturing activities as an intermediary variable.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship

JEL Classification: M13

Suggested Citation

Eliasson, Christian and Davidsson, Per, Entrepreneurial Management, Corporate Venturing, and Financial Performance (2003). Babson College, Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BKERC), 2002-2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1783669

Christian Eliasson (Contact Author)

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Per Davidsson

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane Graduate School of Business ( email )

Brisbane
Australia
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+61 7 3864 1299 (Fax)

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