The moderating role of entrepreneurial management in the relationship between absorptive capacity and corporate entrepreneurship : an attention-based view

Sakhdari, Kamal, Burgers, Henri, & Davidsson, Per (2014) The moderating role of entrepreneurial management in the relationship between absorptive capacity and corporate entrepreneurship : an attention-based view. In Davidsson, Per (Ed.) Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2014 Proceedings, Queensland University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, pp. 975-994.

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Abstract

Building on the attention-based view, we argue that companies need a challenging mechanism to focus their absorptive capacity attention on corporate entrepreneurship versus mainstream activities or other purposes. We suggest entrepreneurial management as the attential driver for deploying absorptive capacity towards corporate entrepreneurship. From our analysis of a sample of 331 supplier companies providing products and services to the mining industry of Australia and Iran, we observe that absorptive capacity positively affects corporate entrepreneurship. The data also demonstrate that the effect of absorptive on corporate entrepreneurship increases when firms adopt the entrepreneurial culture and reward systems. However, the entrepreneurial growth and resource orientations negatively moderate the relationship between absorptive capacity and corporate entrepreneurship.

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ID Code: 71124
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Entrepreneurial Management, Absorptive Capacity , Corporate Entrepreneurship, Attention-based View
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 02:46
Last Modified: 09 May 2014 02:48

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