Danny Miller (1983) and the Emergence of the Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO) Construct
This chapter discusses the article “The correlates of entrepreneurship in three types of firms” by Danny Miller (Manag Sci 29(7):770–791, 1983). This is considered a foundational article because of how deeply it has impacted the field of entrepreneurship. First, it is the inspiration for the concept of entrepreneurial orientation (EO). It provided the idea that the construct of innovativeness, proactiveness and risk-taking influence greatly how a firm acts in its context. Second, it afforded researchers with a scale to study entrepreneurship within larger and older organizations. Thus, it effectively shed some light on corporate entrepreneurship (CE). I discuss how it impacted the field in its early years and how it still does in the latter years. I integrate the current work in the field to suggest future researches.
KeywordsEntrepreneurial Orientation Corporate Configurational Risk-taking Innovativeness Proactiveness Growth Performance
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