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Manufacturing capability and organizational performance: The role of entrepreneurial orientation

Chavez, Roberto, Yu, W., Jacobs, Mark A., Feng, M. (2016) Manufacturing capability and organizational performance: The role of entrepreneurial orientation. International Journal of Production Economics, 184 . pp. 33-46. ISSN 0925-5273. (doi:10.1016/j.ijpe.2016.10.028) (KAR id:58776)


To date there have been mixed findings about the impact of various manufacturing capabilities on organizational performance. This study investigates entrepreneurial orientation (EO) from the perspective of the Contingency Theory as a potential explanatory variable. The findings are that EO moderates the relationship between capabilities in flexibility and cost and organizational performance. Further, without a sufficient level of EO, there are no benefits to organizational performance and as such EO is positioned as a strategic resource to cultivate and nurture. This study provides insight into the connection between operational capabilities and firm level strategy. Specifically, it appears that EO may be the mechanism whereby manufacturing capabilities are linked to market needs.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2016.10.028
Uncontrolled keywords: Manufacturing capability; Entrepreneurial Orientation; Organizational performance; China
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Kent Business School (do not use)
Depositing User: Wantao Yu
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 11:37 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 19:01 UTC
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