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The chicken or the egg? : Causal inference in the entrepreneurial orientation-performance relationship

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Anderson, Brian S. ; Schüler, Jens ; Baum, Matthias ; Wales, William J. ; Gupta, Vishal K.:
The chicken or the egg? : Causal inference in the entrepreneurial orientation-performance relationship.
2019
Event: Academy of Management Annual Meeting , August 9-13, 2019 , Boston, USA.
(Conference item: Conference , Paper )
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2019.17661abstract

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Entrepreneurial orientation (EO) is arguably the most popular construct in strategic entrepreneurship research because it associates with numerous interesting, and important, phenomena. While we know that EO relates to many things, we lack a robust understanding of those things that EO causes, and those things that cause EO. Addressing this gap in EO research requires tackling---and modeling---causal relationships, which is particularly difficult because EO is not something that can be readily manipulated in a laboratory setting. We explore the difficulties inherent to establishing causal relationships using a systematic review of recent studies on the EO-performance relationship. We then use a simulation to show how two popular research designs in the EO literature yield biased estimates. Lastly, we conceptualize an EO study to demonstrate the research design and analysis considerations necessary to estimate a causal effect of EO on performance.

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Item Type: Conference item (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Chair Business Administration XVI > Chair Business Administration XVI - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matthias Baum
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 08:39
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2021 08:54
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/55124