Externally oriented capabilities and corporate entrepreneurship : institutional and managerial contingencies

Sakhdari, Kamal (2014) Externally oriented capabilities and corporate entrepreneurship : institutional and managerial contingencies. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This research adopts three different theoretical lenses- the attention-based view, institutional perspective and network theory- to investigate the effect of externally oriented capabilities (absorptive capacity and networking capabilities) on corporate entrepreneurship. Based on an Australian and Iranian sample of mining equipment, technology and service providers, this thesis provides new understanding of why some firms are able to generate higher levels of corporate entrepreneurship than others and opens new directions for more capabilities-oriented research in corporate entrepreneurship. In particular, this research provides new insight into how entrepreneurial management, institutional context and external knowledge search breadth shape the relationship between externally oriented capabilities and corporate entrepreneurship.

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ID Code: 74472
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Davidsson, Per & Burgers, Henri
Keywords: Corporate entrepreneurship, Abasorptive capacity, Networking capabilities, Entrepreneurial management, External knowledge search breadth, Institutional market orientation, institutional context
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 18 Aug 2014 04:08
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015 02:11

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