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Entrepreneurial orientation, business performance and the moderating role of firm life cycles
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study looks at SME’s currently operating in Sweden and examines the relationship between EO and business performance with a moderating role of firm life cycles. Based on a quantitative study of 370 SME’s in Sweden the empirical research results suggests a broad use of EO in SME’s as well as identifying a multidimensional perspective towards EO. Some EO dimensions showed promising relationships towards performance in certain life cycle stages whilst others did not strengthening the argument that EO is multidimensional. In brief, the study contributes with further knowledge and further valuable findings were found within the construct of EO and business performance in SMEs.

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2014. , 27 p.
Keyword [en]
Entrepreneurial Orientation, Business performance, firm, life cycle, Entrepreneurship, SME
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15563OAI: diva2:941929
Educational program
Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2016-06-30 Created: 2016-06-23 Last updated: 2016-06-30Bibliographically approved

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