Received: 2017-02-20  |  Accepted: 2017-05-10

Title

Performance implications of entrepreneurial orientation at public research and technology institutions


Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study on the Performance implications of Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO) at fifteen research centers within three public research and technology institutions (RTIs) in energy industry of Iran. Considering the sensitivity of EO construct to specific contexts, we initially developed a new scale to measure the EO of research centers; and then, investigated its consequences. Different latent interaction and multiple regression techniques were employed to investigate the effects of EO on performance indices of research centers from universalistic and contingency perspectives. It was concluded that EO has the strongest positive effect on financial performance of research centers, when they are dealing with unfavorable environmental conditions.


Keywords

Entrepreneurial Orientation, Public RTIs, Contingency/Situational Approach, Academic Entrepreneurship


JEL classifications

O32 , L26 , O31


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/128


DOI

10.9770/jesi.2017.4.4(15)


Pages

601-610


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Authors

Khanagha, Ali
University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran http://ut.ac.ir
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Dehkordi, Ali Mobini
University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran http://ut.ac.ir
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Zali, Mohammad Reza
University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran http://ut.ac.ir
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Hejazi, S. Reza
University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran http://ut.ac.ir
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

4


Number

4


Issue date

June 2017


Issue DOI

10.9770/jesi.2017.4.4


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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