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

Kamal Sakhdari () and J. Henri Burgers ()
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Kamal Sakhdari: University of Tehran
J. Henri Burgers: Queensland University of Technology

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 2018, vol. 14, issue 4, No 7, 927-950

Abstract: Abstract Despite a growing interest in corporate entrepreneurship, we know little of how managers can better utilise their firm’s absorptive capacity to increase levels of corporate entrepreneurship. Building on the attention-based view, we investigate entrepreneurial management as an attentional driver to channel absorptive capacity towards corporate entrepreneurship. From the analysis of a sample of 298 supplier companies providing products and services to the mining industries in Australia and Iran, we observed that absorptive capacity fosters corporate entrepreneurship. Our findings also demonstrate that the dimensions of entrepreneurial management differentially affect the relationship between absorptive capacity and corporate entrepreneurship. The results show that a firm’s absorptive capacity in tandem with other organisational factors may generate higher levels of corporate entrepreneurship.

Keywords: Absorptive capacity; Entrepreneurial management; Attention-based view; Corporate entrepreneurship (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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