Quotation Lau, Victor, Dimitrova, Mihaela, Shaffer, Margaret, Davidkov, Tzvetan, Yordanova, Desislava. 2012. Entrepreneurial readiness and firm growth: An integrated etic and emic approach. Journal of International Management 18 (2), 147-159.




The increased contribution of entrepreneurs around the world necessitates the understanding of universal as well as culture-specific antecedents of entrepreneurial firm growth. Drawing upon the resource-based view and social cognitive theory, we theorize that entrepreneurial firm growth is shaped by both etic and emic forms of entrepreneurial readiness, which is comprised of entrepreneurial capability and willingness. We collected self-assessed data from entrepreneurs in Shanghai (N=200, Study 1) and Bulgaria (N=117, Study 3) and multiple-source data from entrepreneurs in Hong Kong (N=158, Study 2). Results reveal insights into entrepreneurial readiness and firm growth in general and in the Chinese context in particular.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of International Management
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Entrepreneurial readiness and firm growth: An integrated etic and emic approach
Volume 18
Number 2
Year 2012
Page from 147
Page to 159
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2012.02.005


Dimitrova, Mihaela (Details)
Davidkov, Tzvetan (Sofia University, Bulgaria)
Lau, Victor (Hang Seng Management College, China)
Shaffer, Margaret (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States/USA)
Yordanova, Desislava (Sofia University, Bulgaria)
Department of Global Business and Trade DP (Details)
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