Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Management

Title

Influence of CEO demography on entrepreneurial orientation: The moderating role of competitive intensity

Language

English

Abstract

Although entrepreneurial orientation has been identified as a key facilitator of a firm's innovative behaviors, its antecedents, especially the determinant role of the business leader, have yet to be explored. Drawing on strategic leadership theory, which posits the role of CEO in determining a firm's strategic direction, we examined the influence of CEO demography, specifically age, tenure, and education, on a firm's entrepreneurial orientation. Based on a sample of 231 Chinese firms, we found firms with a CEO who was younger, higher educated, and with a shorter tenure on the job had a greater extent of entrepreneurial orientation. Moreover, the firm's competitive environment moderated these relationships. © 2013 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Keywords

CEO demography, Competitive intensity, Entrepreneurial orientation

Publication Date

2013

Source Publication Title

Frontiers of Business Research in China

Volume

7

Issue

3

Start Page

356

End Page

381

Publisher

Brill Academic Publishers

DOI

10.3868/s070-002-013-0016-2

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.3868/s070-002-013-0016-2

ISSN (print)

16737326

ISSN (electronic)

16737431

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