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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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Peer-Reviewed Article
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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.

Citation Information

Guo, C., Jiang, C.X., & Yang, Q. (2014), The development of organizational capabilities and corporate entrepreneurial processes: The case Of Chinese automobile firms. Thunderbird International Business Review 56(6), 483-500. doi: 10.1002/tie.21651