Title: Entrepreneurial orientation, strategic flexibilities and indigenous firm innovation in transitional China

Authors: Yuan Li, Yi Liu, Yi Duan, Mingfang Li

Addresses: School of Management, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, 710049, Shaanxi, China. ' School of Management, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, 710049, Shaanxi, China. ' School of Management, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, 710049, Shaanxi, China. ' Department of Management, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA, USA 91330-8376

Abstract: We build a systematic conceptual model to describe the relationship among entrepreneurial orientation, strategic flexibilities and the indigenous firm innovation, and empirically test how the entrepreneurial orientation affects the indigenous firm innovation through strategic flexibilities in the Chinese transitional economy. Our research findings provide a number of valuable insights.

Keywords: China; transitional economies; entrepreneurial orientation; indigenous firms; innovation; strategic flexibility; entrepreneurship.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2008.015993

International Journal of Technology Management, 2008 Vol.41 No.1/2, pp.223 - 246

Published online: 02 Dec 2007 *

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