Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

15 p.

Publication Date

2000

Publisher

Babson College

Source Publication

Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research

Source ISSN

0740-7416

Abstract

Covariance (or not) among the first-order dimensions of firm-level entrepreneurial processes underpins a fundamental and non-trivial difference between the entrepreneurial orientation and entrepreneurial posture constructs. Utilizing a typology developed for multi-dimensional constructs, we operationalized each construct according to its specific conceptualization (relationships among the dimensions) and compared and contrasted each construct in an identical nomological network. Although we found support for both theories, the entrepreneurial orientation construct was more robust in explaining additional variance in growth. Additionally, our findings suggest that the means through which the first-order dimensions are operationalized—latent vs. summates— significantly affect the analysis.

Comments

Published version. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research (2000): 653-667. Permalink. © Babson College 2000. Used with permission.

Alex Stewart was affiliated with the Texas Tech University at the time of publication.

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