Entrepreneurial postures: A configuration study

Scheepers, Retha De Villiers, Verreynne, Martie-Louise and Meyer, Denny (2011). Entrepreneurial postures: A configuration study. In: Alex Maritz, Proceedings of the 8th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. 8th AGSE International Research Exchange, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (755-769). 1-4 February 2011.

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Author Scheepers, Retha De Villiers
Verreynne, Martie-Louise
Meyer, Denny
Title of paper Entrepreneurial postures: A configuration study
Conference name 8th AGSE International Research Exchange
Conference location Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Conference dates 1-4 February 2011
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 8th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange
Place of Publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Swinburne University of Technology
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780980332872
Editor Alex Maritz
Start page 755
End page 769
Total pages 15
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary While most researchers test explanatory models of the effect of entrepreneurship on firm performance, this paper uses a configuration approach to highlight the shared characteristics that are collectively meaningful to explain performance in small firms. Organizational form taxonomies are constructed to include structure (external and internal environment) and conduct (strategy process and entrepreneurial orientation) as related to performance; using cluster analysis and ANOVAs for a sample of 320 small firms. The results identify entrepreneurial, simple and consolidator configurations. Interestingly Entrepreneurial firms exhibit higher levels of formalization, indicating informal structures may not be ideal for small firms intending to reap rewards from entrepreneurial behaviors.
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Created: Sun, 13 Mar 2011, 10:40:18 EST by Dr Martie-louise Verreynne on behalf of UQ Business School