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RAUSP Management Journal

versión On-line ISSN 2531-0488

Resumen

SOARES, Mauren do Couto  y  PERIN, Marcelo Gattermann. Entrepreneurial orientation and firm performance: an updated meta-analysis. RAUSP Manag. J. [online]. 2020, vol.55, n.2, pp.143-159.  Epub 20-Jul-2020. ISSN 2531-0488.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/rausp-01-2019-0014.

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and organizational performance through an updated and extended meta-analytic review that includes EO, mediators, moderators and performance results.

Design/methodology/approach

Using Pearson correlations as effect size statistics, and based on 80 independent samples from 78 studies, with a total sample size of 19,514 cases, the meta-analysis consolidates the empirical findings of this field of research.

Findings

The results reveal that there is a direct and positive impact of EO on organizational performance, and this effect is stronger for multi-item measures of performance and for revenue-based performance measures. In addition, the authors found partial mediation effects of learning orientation and innovativeness on the relationship between EO and firm performance.

Originality/value

The work contributes to the literature by demonstrating the importance of EO to organizational performance with a meta-analysis, reporting the partially mediating variables in this relationship and seeking to explain the observed inconsistencies in preceding results, also examining methodological moderating variables. Hence, the research extends previous meta-analytic studies done in the area.

Palabras clave : Organizational performance; Entrepreneurial orientation; Meta-analysis; Mediators; Moderators.

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