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The relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and organisational performance

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Keywords: entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial orientation, developing entrepreneurship, organisational performance, organisational learning, learning, learning organisation

The entrepreneurial orientation of an organisation refers to a strategic set of outlooks including the organisation’s:

  • Inclination towards risk-taking
  • Tendency for building and pursuing a competitive advantage
  • Bias towards proactivity
  • Its level of dependency on innovation

An organisation’s entrepreneurial orientation relates to the strategic stance and set of attitudes it uses to go about its day-to-day business. Previous studies found that organisations that have higher levels of entrepreneurial orientation display a set of specific entrepreneurial habits and behaviours that pervade the entire organisation. These habits and behaviours stem from the orientation and thinking of the management and leadership of the organisation.

This research briefing will be really useful for anyone interested in developing entrepreneurial attributes within an organisation.

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