Strategic Entrepreneurship (Ireland, Hitt & Sirmon, 2003) represents an important framework for integrating entrepreneurship (opportunity-seeking) and strategic (advantage-seeking) perspectives. In this context, entrepreneurial culture (EC), which consists of shared values and beliefs within an organization that support entrepreneurial behaviors, has been viewed as strategically instrumental; that is, mainly as an antecedent dimension towards sustainable competitive advantage. However, our assessment of entrepreneurs and the culture of entrepreneurial firms suggested there may be other, non-strategic aspects and motivations that characterize EC. In this paper we present a study that explored EC and revealed characteristics that supported and extended existing views on the concept.
Wong, Matthew A. and Lim, Dominic S. K.
"DETERMINING THE CULTURAL ELEMENTS OF STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 31
, Article 18.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol31/iss17/18