Validating antecedants as predictors in the entrepreneurial orientation model

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. Gert Roodt en_US
dc.contributor.author Hewitt, Lia Martha Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-06T10:20:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-06T10:20:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-06
dc.date.submitted 2012-03-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4977
dc.description D.Phil. en_US
dc.description.abstract The importance of entrepreneurship in economic development is hardly disputed since entrepreneurs launch successful businesses, which create employment, expand markets, and increase production and services, which can revitalize social and productive networks to bring vigour into communities (Luiz, 2007). Recently, empirical studies were conducted that provided evidence that supports the common understanding that Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO) leads to superior Firm Performance (FP) (Covin & Zahra, 1995). EO as a topic in the entrepreneurship literature is much debated and deliberated. A plea has been made to explore the antecedents External Environment (EE), Internal Organisation (IO), firm demographics, and founder/owner/manager biographical data of EO. The key focus of this study is to provide research evidence for the predictive model EO - FP and the relationship(s) of the antecedent’s: Owner/Manager Biographics, Firm Demographics, EE, and IO factors might have with a firm’s EO – FP. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Strategic planning en_US
dc.subject Entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject Organizational effectiveness en_US
dc.title Validating antecedants as predictors in the entrepreneurial orientation model en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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