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Strategic entrepreneurship and competitive advantage of established firms: evidence from the digital TV industry

Byungjoo Paek and Heesang Lee ()
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Byungjoo Paek: Sungkyunkwan University
Heesang Lee: Sungkyunkwan University

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 2018, vol. 14, issue 4, No 6, 883-925

Abstract: Abstract Although strategic entrepreneurship in established firms is recognized as a vital source of sustainable competitive advantage, this field has no clearly developed research paradigm. This study proposes a conceptual framework to investigate dimensions of strategic entrepreneurship and its function in sustainable competitive advantage of established firms in a modern volatile environment, through the lens of the dynamic capability view. By conducting a systematic literature review of previous research documents and considering conceptual interrelationships between strategic entrepreneurship and dynamic capabilities, we propose categories that comprise dimensions of a firm’s strategic entrepreneurship: environmental sensing, opportunity seizing, strategic flexibility, entrepreneurial orientation and organizational learning. We establish a conceptual framework of strategic entrepreneurship in which entrepreneurs’ managerial capabilities of environmental sensing, opportunity seizing, strategic flexibility and entrepreneurial orientation closely interact with organizational learning, thereby facilitating sustainable performance of established firms. Following empirical studies of established firms in the digital TV manufacturing industry, the proposed conceptual framework suggests that each dimension of strategic entrepreneurship plays a critical role in competitive advantage of firms. In addition, case study results indicate that a firm’s position and evolutionary path form antecedent factors influencing entrepreneurs’ managerial capabilities and organizational learning of established firms.

Keywords: Strategic entrepreneurship; Dynamic capability view; Established firm; Digital TV industry (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1007/s11365-017-0476-1

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