The Matching between Entrepreneurial Orientation and Business Model Innovation on the Perspective of the Catching-up Context
——A Multi-case Study Based on Additive Manufacturing Enterprises
HUANG HaoLI Na XING Rui WANG Guo-hong
(Faculty of Management and EconomicsDalian University of Technology Dalian 116024China)
Abstract: Globalization brings Chinese enterprises into world-wide business competition stage. Chinese local enterprises join the catching-up ranks initiatively or passively. How to accomplish ability catching-up effectively becomes a challenge confronted by all late-comer firms. We have conducted a tentative case study on the ability catching-up of 6 late-comer firms of China, and found thematching relations between entrepreneurial orientation types and business model innovation patterns, and the corresponding effect towards ability catching-up. The results show that late-comer firms can make ability catching-up performance advanced by promoting their technology capability, innovation capability, and marketing capability through entrepreneurial orientation. The matching between entrepreneurial orientation types and business model innovation patterns has noticeable impact on the performances of the ability catching-up; different kinds of matching relations lead to different impact on the performances.
Key words:catching up; entrepreneurial orientation; business model innovation; ability catching-up performance; additive manufacturing enterprises
This work was supported inpart by:NFSC(71502022, 71473027) and the Fundamental Research Funds of Dalian University of Technology (DUT16RC(4)39)
Author Introduction：HUANG Hao, Male, Dalian University of Technology, Doctoral Candidate, major in innovation and entrepreneurship management, email@example.com; Li Na, Female, Dalian University of Technology, Master Degree Candidate, major in entrepreneurial cognition and behavioral decision making,firstname.lastname@example.org; XING Rui, Female, Dalian University of Technology, Lecturer, major in entrepreneurial cognition and behavioral decision making,email@example.com; WANG Guohong, Male, Dalian University of Technology, Professor, major in innovation and entrepreneurship management, firstname.lastname@example.org.