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Market Orientation and Entrepreneurship in Chinese Family Business: a Socialisation View
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (2013)
  • Henry X Shi, University of Auckland
  • Leo Paul Dana
Abstract

This article examines the relationship between market orientation and entrepreneurship in small to medium-sized second-generation Chinese family businesses. Market orientation is captured through a multi-dimensional framework, which defines a spectrum between a market orientation pole and a family orientation pole. The Schumpeterian tradition is adopted in entrepreneurship investigation, which emphasises the innovation outcomes. Findings are discussed by using a socialisation view. Analysis indicates that the owner-manager’s socialisation patterns have a significant impact on the firm’s entrepreneurial processes, which nuances the relationship between market orientation

Keywords
  • family business; entrepreneurship; innovation; market orientation; socialisation; succession; China
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Henry X Shi and Leo Paul Dana. "Market Orientation and Entrepreneurship in Chinese Family Business: a Socialisation View" International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Vol. 20 Iss. 1 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dana/7/