Entrepreneurial orientation, environmental sustainability and new venture performance: Does stakeholder integration matter?

Date

2018-07-11

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Journal ISSN

ISSN

1099-0836

Volume Title

Publisher

Wiley

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Previous research has theorised that the link between entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and performance is mediated by environmental sustainability orientation (ESO). However, firm-level factors that may moderate this relationship are lacking. This paper attempts to fill this gap by examining how and when EO enhances new venture performance by considering ESO as mediator and stakeholder integration as an important contingent factor. Using primary data obtained from 242 chief executive officers (CEOs)/entrepreneurs, we found that the indirect relationship between EO and new venture performance is strengthened at high levels of stakeholder integration. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed

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Keywords

Environmental sustainability orientation, entrepreneurial orientation, stakeholder integration, sustainable development, stakeholder engagement, environmental policy, new venture firms, Ghana

Citation

Amankwah-Amoah, J, Danso, A. and Adomako, S. (2018) Entrepreneurial orientation, environmental sustainability and new venture performance: Does stakeholder integration matter? Business Strategy and the Environment, 28 (1), pp. 79-87

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Finance and Banking Research Group (FiBRe)