The Effects of Corporate Entrepreneurship and Organizational Knowledge Creation on Firm Second-order Competences: Exploratory Evidence from Knowledge-intensive Sectors

  •  Rasmi Kokash    
  •  Alain Fayolle    
  •  Zied Guedri    


While corporate entrepreneurship (CE) is viewed to influence firm competences, their relationship, along with organizational knowledge creation, remains largely unexplored. This paper examines whether and how CE associates with second-order R&D and marketing competences. Building on resource-based view of the firm (RBV), in our developed model; we propose that firm second-order R&D and marketing competences are differently influenced by variations of CE and organizational knowledge creation. Regression modeling, used to analyze data collected from various firms in knowledge-intensive sectors, supports our main arguments. Important and novel theoretical and managerial implications emerge from this study.

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