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The Chicken or the Egg? : Causal Inference in Entrepreneurial Orientation-Performance Research

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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 Entrepreneurial Orientation-Performance Research.
In: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. (3 December 2020) . - 28 Seiten.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1042258720976368

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While entrepreneurial orientation (EO) correlates with many organizational phenomena, we lack convincing evidence of causal relationships within EO’s nomological network. We explore the challenges to establishing causal relationships with a systematic review of EO–performance research. We then use a simulation to illustrate how popular research designs in EO research limit our ability to make causal claims. We conclude by outlining the research design considerations to move from associational to causal EO–performance research. Our message is that while experiments may not be practical or feasible in many areas of organizational research, including EO, scholars can nevertheless move towards causal understanding.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Causality; Endogeneity; Research design; Entrepreneurial orientation; Firm performance
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: 27 Jan 2021 08:52
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2021 08:52
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/62444