Elements of entrepreneurial orientation and their relationship to entrepreneurial intent

Sherry Robinson, Hans Anton Stubberud

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Entrepreneurial orientation has been associated with high performance firms in some circumstances (Covin & Slevin, 1989; Lumpkin & Dess, 1996). Further research shows that the concept of entrepreneurial orientation can also apply to individuals (Bolton & Lane, 2012; Rauch, Wiklund, Lumpkin & Frese, 2009). Some of the personal characteristics most frequently associated with entrepreneurial orientation include autonomy, competitive aggressiveness, innovativeness, proactivness and risk-taking (Bolton &Lane, 2012; Fillis, 2010; Hamidi, Wennberg & Bergland, 2008; Lumpkin & Dess, 1996; Rauch et al, 2009; Ward, 2004). The latter three have been most commonly used and have been shown to be the most strongly related to entrepreneurial intent (Bolton & Lane, 2012; Covin & Slevin, 1989; Lumpkin & Dess, 1996; Miller, 1983; Tarabishy, Solomon, Femald & Saghkin, 2005). Following Bolton and Lane, this study examines these three the elements of entrepreneurial orientation and their relationships to entrepreneurial intent, as measured in surveys conducted before and after an intensive two-week entrepreneurship course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Entrepreneurship Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 20 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Education
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management


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