Title: A conceptual framework for entrepreneurial orientation: is philanthropy missing in family business?

Authors: Omvir Gautam; Pooja Agrawal; Dipti Sharma

Addresses: Mittal School of Business, Lovely Professional University, Cubicle 16, Room 302, Block 14, Punjab, 144411, India ' Mittal School of Business, Lovely Professional University, Cubicle 12, Room 209, Block 14, Punjab, 144411, India ' Department of Management, Management Faculty, Invertis University, NH 24, LKO, Shahjahanpur Highway, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, 243123, India

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to explore conceptual knowledge of entrepreneurial orientation by examining the moderating impact of family support. Theoretical model explains the importance and utility of an entrepreneurial orientation in the context of a family business. This study identifies ten dimensions in context to entrepreneurial orientation such as entrepreneur career, the transformation assimilation, entrepreneurial knowledge, innovation and idea generation, funds availability, entrepreneurial optimism, risk taking ability and recognising social and economic support by encompassing a moderating variable like family support. Based on the available literature from past studies in this paper, a conceptual framework has been constructed with ten major arguments (prepositions). This study significantly contributes in the form of a conceptual model of entrepreneurial orientation with philanthropic concern by entrepreneurs. Further, it explores the family support as an important moderator determinant to family business.

Keywords: entrepreneurship orientation; family business; philanthropy; optimism; family support.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2020.10030129

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2020 Vol.25 No.2, pp.204 - 223

Received: 01 Mar 2018
Accepted: 03 Jun 2018

Published online: 30 Jun 2020 *

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