Title: Achieving new product development performance through entrepreneurial orientation: evidence from Taiwan

Authors: Shwn-Meei Lee; Chia-Ying Li; Chiun-Yi Tsai

Addresses: Department of International Business Management, Hsiuping University of Science and Technology, No.11, Gongye Rd., Dali Dist., Taichung City 412-80, Taiwan (R.O.C.) ' Department of Business Administration, National TaiChung University of Science and Technology, No.129, Sec. 3, Sanmin Rd., North Dist., Taichung City 404, Taiwan ' Graduate Institute of Political Economy, National Cheng Kung University, No.1, University Road, Tainan City 701, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Abstract: Entrepreneurial orientation reflects a managerial capability by which firms embark on proactive and aggressive initiatives to alter the competitive scene to their advantage. Although structure, leadership and control have influences on levels of entrepreneurship within the firm, few studies investigate the antecedents of entrepreneurial orientation from both strategic and proclivity dimensions. In this study, entrepreneurial orientation is treated as a second-order formative construct based on Lumpkin and Dess' viewpoints. The findings show that learning orientation from the strategic dimension and entrepreneurial resources from the proclivity dimension have influences on entrepreneurial orientation of technological entrepreneurs. This study also confirms the interrelationships among entrepreneurial orientation, breakthrough innovation and new product development performance.

Keywords: breakthrough innovation; entrepreneurial creativity; entrepreneurial orientation; entrepreneurial resources; learning orientation; market orientation; new product development; organisational flexibility; technology orientation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2017.087254

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2017 Vol.17 No.4, pp.337 - 359

Received: 15 Jun 2016
Accepted: 22 Dec 2016

Published online: 18 Sep 2017 *

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