Business partners and corporate entrepreneurship in developing countries
by Kamal Sakhdari; Jahangir Yadollahi Farsi
International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development (IJMED), Vol. 15, No. 1, 2016

Abstract: This study addresses the way small and medium enterprises in developing countries can fill their knowledge gaps to enhance their level of corporate entrepreneurship. Our observation of a sample of 126 (double-respondent questionnaires) small and medium supplier firms providing products and services to the mining industry in Iran indicate that firms with more business partners have more engagement in corporate entrepreneurship. Yet, this connection is conditional to the firm's network management capabilities. In particular, relational governance plays an important role in the effective use of business partners for corporate entrepreneurship. Our findings suggest that the increased number of business partners in tandem with network management capabilities can promote corporate entrepreneurship in developing countries.

Online publication date: Sun, 10-Apr-2016

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