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Entrepreneurial orientation and organizational knowledge creation: A configurational approach

Feifei Jiang (), Gang Wang () and Xu Jiang ()
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Feifei Jiang: Xi’an Jiaotong University
Gang Wang: Wuhan University
Xu Jiang: Xi’an Jiaotong University

Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 2019, vol. 36, issue 4, No 11, 1193-1219

Abstract: Abstract Drawing upon the resource dependence theory, this study develops a configurational framework to focus on how business ties and market dynamism independently and interactively affect the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and organizational knowledge creation. Findings from a sample of Chinese firms indicate that a configurational approach (three-way interactions) that aligns EO, business ties, and market dynamism has greater explanatory power for organizational knowledge creation than a contingency model (two-way interactions) and a main-effect-only model. Organizational knowledge creation benefits most from an EO in the presence of both high levels of business ties and market dynamism, while it benefits least with strong business ties under low market dynamism. Overall, our findings contribute to a better understanding of whether and when an EO enhances organizational knowledge creation.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial orientation (EO); Organizational knowledge creation; Business ties; Market dynamism; Configuration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1007/s10490-018-9609-5

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