Mediating Role of Entrepreneurial Orientation on the Relationship Between Relational Network and Competitive Advantages of Tunisian Contractors

Mediating Role of Entrepreneurial Orientation on the Relationship Between Relational Network and... This paper is devoted to analyze the impact of the relational network on the access to the external resources of contractors by integrating the mediating role of the entrepreneurial orientation in the packaging of these effects. Our results show that entrepreneurial orientation exerts significant and positive effects, both direct and indirect, on the competitive advantage of Tunisian small- and medium-sized entreprises (SMEs). The originality of our approach lies in the choice of the context in which our empirical analysis is applied and relative to the Tunisian context. In addition, a range of theoretical approaches has neglected the links between the relational network and entrepreneurial orientation but is highlighted in our paper. The results of this paper seem with high added value especially, for theories based on resources by integrating in our research a key factor conditioning the effects of access to resources on the competitive advantages namely entrepreneurial orientation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Knowledge Economy Springer Journals

Mediating Role of Entrepreneurial Orientation on the Relationship Between Relational Network and Competitive Advantages of Tunisian Contractors

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Economics; Political Economy/Economic Policy; R & D/Technology Policy; Entrepreneurship
ISSN
1868-7865
eISSN
1868-7873
D.O.I.
10.1007/s13132-016-0358-8
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Abstract

This paper is devoted to analyze the impact of the relational network on the access to the external resources of contractors by integrating the mediating role of the entrepreneurial orientation in the packaging of these effects. Our results show that entrepreneurial orientation exerts significant and positive effects, both direct and indirect, on the competitive advantage of Tunisian small- and medium-sized entreprises (SMEs). The originality of our approach lies in the choice of the context in which our empirical analysis is applied and relative to the Tunisian context. In addition, a range of theoretical approaches has neglected the links between the relational network and entrepreneurial orientation but is highlighted in our paper. The results of this paper seem with high added value especially, for theories based on resources by integrating in our research a key factor conditioning the effects of access to resources on the competitive advantages namely entrepreneurial orientation.

Journal

Journal of the Knowledge EconomySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 29, 2016

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