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The Development of Organizational Capabilities and Corporate Entrepreneurial Processes: The Case of Chinese Automobile Firms
WCOB Faculty Publications
  • Chun Guo, Sacred Heart University
  • Crystal X. Jiang, Bryant University
  • Qin Yang, Robert Morris University
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Corporate entrepreneurship (CE) has contributed to the rapid growth of emerging-market firms ( EMFs), yet little is known about this phenomenon from a process perspective. This article examines how EMFs develop organizational capabilities in pursuit of CE as a strategy to catch up with their global competitors. By adopting a case study method, our in-depth analysis of two leading Chinese automobile companies identifies specific organizational capabilities that enable firms' CE activities at different stages-initiation, development, and implementation. Our findings also reveal how different means of developing organizational capabilities lead to different catch-up strategies, which subsequently influence firms' entrepreneurial transformation and value creation.
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Guo, Chun, Crystal X. Jiang, and Qin Yang. "The Development Of Organizational Capabilities And Corporate Entrepreneurial Processes: The Case Of Chinese Automobile Firms." Thunderbird International Business Review 56.6 (2014): 483-500.