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Product Newness, Low Competition, Recent Technology, and Export Orientation as Predictors for Entrepreneurial Growth Aspirations

José Pedro Carreón-Gutiérrez () and Jose Manuel Saiz-Alvarez ()
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José Pedro Carreón-Gutiérrez: EGADE Business School, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Av General Ramón Corona 2514, Col. Nuevo Mexico, 45138 Zapopan, Jal., Mexico

Sustainability, 2019, vol. 11, issue 20, 1-1

Abstract: This study examines the contribution of how product newness, low competition, recent technology, and export orientation affect entrepreneurial growth aspirations moderated by financial capital. Based on a Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) sample of 512 Mexican new entrepreneurs, we use a hierarchical regression model to study the independent and interaction effects between these variables, and we apply a Chow breakpoint test and a CUSUMSQ (cumulative sum of squares of recursive residuals) test to analyze structural change and robustness. Our results suggest that achieving higher educational levels, acquiring recent technology, and product newness slightly increase the entrepreneurial growth ambition of the firm, and that financial capital positively moderates the impact of product newness and recent technology on growth aspirations. Besides this, we show that the interaction effect of financial capital with low competition and export activity on their growth aspirations is not crucial, and business angles tend to finance, primarily when the firm exports new products and services are facing a reduced number of competitors.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; growth aspirations; innovation; sustainable development; access to capital; product newness; competition; technology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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