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Sustainability 2018, 10(2), 314; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020314

An Empirical Study on Entrepreneurial Orientation, Absorptive Capacity, and SMEs’ Innovation Performance: A Sustainable Perspective

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School of Economics and Management, Shanghai Institute of Technology, Shanghai 201418, China
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Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China
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Zhongshan Institute, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Zhongshan 528402, China
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Received: 29 November 2017 / Revised: 2 January 2018 / Accepted: 11 January 2018 / Published: 26 January 2018
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Using a survey of 324 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of the Yangtze River Delta in China, this study discusses the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation, absorptive capacity, environmental dynamism, and corporate technological innovation performance. The results based on a moderated moderation model show that the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and innovation performance is significantly positive. The absorptive capacity can positively moderate this relationship. When the external environment is in high dynamism, the moderating effect of absorptive capacity will be stronger than when the environment is in low dynamism. View Full-Text
Keywords: entrepreneurial orientation; innovation performance; absorptive capacity; environmental dynamism; sustainability; sustainable business entrepreneurial orientation; innovation performance; absorptive capacity; environmental dynamism; sustainability; sustainable business
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Zhai, Y.-M.; Sun, W.-Q.; Tsai, S.-B.; Wang, Z.; Zhao, Y.; Chen, Q. An Empirical Study on Entrepreneurial Orientation, Absorptive Capacity, and SMEs’ Innovation Performance: A Sustainable Perspective. Sustainability 2018, 10, 314.

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