The use of networks to promote entrepreneurial orientation on small and medium company growth

Izaias Martins, Alex Rialp, Josep Rialp, Rocío Aliaga-Isla

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Abstract

© 2015, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. All rights reserved. This paper presents the results of a research undertaken with 121 small and medium manufacturing companies (smes) in Spain. The main aim of this study is to explore the impact of the use of networks on the development of entrepreneurial orientation and company growth. Considering the possibility to control possible biases and following suggestions made in previous studies, we have used objective measures of performance in this study. To analyze the data, we applied models of structural equations. The results indicate a positive impact in terms of the use of networks in the development of entrepreneurial orientation and they confirm the positive and significant effect of entrepreneurial orientation on business growth. Finally, they point out the direct and indirect effect of the use of networks on the growth of smes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-130
JournalInnovar
Volume25
Issue number55
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • Business growth
  • Entrepreneurial orientation
  • Networks
  • Smes
  • Spain

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