The aim of this work is to depict the evolution of the concept of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) in managerial literature, focusing, in particular, on small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Over time many authors have provided a comprehensive qualitative review and evaluation of the teorethical empirical EO literature. Are we at the final stage of maturity in EO literature? What can we learn from previous literature and what remains still unexplored? What are the new tendencies in conceptualizing the complex construct of EO? Adopting a critical perspective, our work aims at synthesizing thorugh a systematic literature review (SLR) the managerial literature on EO, emphasizing the most recent contributions and the literature gaps. Our results suggest that main literature gaps are related to a prevalently static approach to EO. Our work aims at opening a debate on more dynamic approaches to EO which is, in our opinion, strictly related to the organizational learning issues.

Entrepreneurial orientation: where do we go from here?

FRANCESCONI, ALBERTO;DOSSENA, CLAUDIA
2014

Abstract

The aim of this work is to depict the evolution of the concept of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) in managerial literature, focusing, in particular, on small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Over time many authors have provided a comprehensive qualitative review and evaluation of the teorethical empirical EO literature. Are we at the final stage of maturity in EO literature? What can we learn from previous literature and what remains still unexplored? What are the new tendencies in conceptualizing the complex construct of EO? Adopting a critical perspective, our work aims at synthesizing thorugh a systematic literature review (SLR) the managerial literature on EO, emphasizing the most recent contributions and the literature gaps. Our results suggest that main literature gaps are related to a prevalently static approach to EO. Our work aims at opening a debate on more dynamic approaches to EO which is, in our opinion, strictly related to the organizational learning issues.
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