The moderating effect of social capital and environmental dynamism on the link between entrepreneurial orientation and resource acquisition
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- Journal Article
- Quality and Quantity, 2013, 47 (3), pp. 1617 - 1628
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This study attempts to define the four constructs identified in the title and examine patterns of interaction among them. It begins by demonstrating that entrepreneurial orientation influences resource acquisition. It then puts forward a set of parameters to assess the degree to which two factors identified as social capital and environmental dynamism affect an entrepreneurial orientation resource acquisition equation. The study finds that there are relationships between all four of the constructs, but in three propositions developed in the course of discussion it puts forward issues that may be clarified by future research, which from various angles could show how entrepreneurially oriented firms react differently from more established firms in terms of their acquisition of resources and interaction with social capital and environmental dynamism. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
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