Capable but not able : the effect of institutional context and search breadth on the absorptive capacity-corporate entrepreneurship relationship

Sakhdari, Kamal, Burgers, Henri, & Davidsson, Per (2014) Capable but not able : the effect of institutional context and search breadth on the absorptive capacity-corporate entrepreneurship relationship. In Davidsson, Per (Ed.) Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2014 Proceedings, Queensland University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, pp. 954-974.

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Abstract

This study investigates how the interaction of institutional market orientation and external search breadth influence the ability to use absorptive capacity to raise the level of corporate entrepreneurship. The findings of a sample of 331 supplier companies providing products and services to the mining industry of Australia and Iran indicate that the positive association between absorptive capacity and corporate entrepreneurship is stronger for companies with greater external knowledge search breadth. Moreover, operating in a less market-oriented institutional context such as, Iran diminishes the ability to utilise a firm’s absorptive capacity to raise their level of corporate entrepreneurship. Yet, firms operating in such contexts are able to overcome these disadvantages posed by their institutional context by engaging in broader external search of knowledge.

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ID Code: 71119
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Absorptive Capacity, External Knowledge Search Breadth, Institutional Market Orientation, Corporate Entrepreneurship
ISBN: 9781921897962
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 08 May 2014 02:43
Last Modified: 09 May 2014 02:43

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