Entrepreneurship in SMEs: The Effects of Social Capital And Environmental Dynamism

Taiwan Institute of Business Administration
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Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 2015, 11 (2), pp. 88 - 98 (10)
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The study explores entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and entrepreneurship research in the context of China. Prior researches have focused on large enterprises and have generally ignored small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), which will be the focus of this research. According to resource-based view (RBV), resource acquisition is more complex for SMEs than larger enterprises. Organizational resources contribute towards strategy making processes. In the context of resource acquisition, social networks serves as ideal platform for SMEs as they enable the firms to deal with obstacles and grow new efficiencies. Environmental dynamism involves uncertain conditions of the environment. The study will explore the impacts of environmental dynamism on the EO of SMEs with regard to resource acquisition. Based on Taiwanese SMEs functioning in China, the study illustrates the contributions of social capital, environmental dynamism and resource acquisition on the assessment of EO impact on firm’s performance in emerging economies.
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