Title

Entrepreneurial firms in the context of China's transition economy : an integrative framework and empirical examination

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Business Research

Publication Date

3-1-2005

Volume

58

Issue

3 SPEC. ISS.

First Page

277

Last Page

284

Keywords

Entrepreneurship, Firm factors, Internationalization, Performance

Abstract

Investigating corporate entrepreneurship in an emerging economy of China, this research proposes and substantiates an integrative framework that characterizes determinants for corporate entrepreneurship (institutional, organization-specific, and strategic market factors) and consequences of entrepreneurship (sales growth and market share performance). Our empirical results indicate that internationalization, firm size and age, and market orientation all impact on the practice of corporate entrepreneurship, which in turn contributes to superior performance. Empirically, this paper provides initial evidence demonstrating the multifaceted determinants of corporate entrepreneurship in a transition economy. Our findings suggest that the Chinese firms appear to be integrating institutional changes and market-oriented activities to facilitate organizational growth.

DOI

10.1016/S0148-2963(03)00159-0

Print ISSN

01482963

Publisher Statement

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Recommended Citation

Luo, X., Zhou, L., & Liu, S. S. (2005). Entrepreneurial firms in the context of China's transition economy: An integrative framework and empirical examination. Journal of Business Research, 58(3 SPEC. ISS.), 277-284. doi: 10.1016/S0148-2963(03)00159-0

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