Entrepreneur's ambidexterity, knowledge brokerage and firm performance: Preliminary findings
MetadataShow full item record
© 2017 IEEE. An entrepreneur's ambidexterity or ability to simultaneously and synergistically pursue both exploitation and exploration activities has been found as having positive effects on business performance. However, little is known about the antecedents and consequences of ambidexterity in entrepreneurs. This study focuses on the role of social network and environmental dynamism in affecting entrepreneur's ambidexterity. Then, to examine the importance of an ambidextrous entrepreneur, the study hypothesizes its relationship with firm performance. Data were collected from 65 entrepreneurs in the technology sector using a questionnaire survey. Conference, trade fair and exhibition, and customer are the main sources of opportunity recognition perceived by the technology entrepreneurs. The findings reveal that environmental dynamism and social network are significantly related to entrepreneur's ambidexterity, which lead to enhanced firm performance. On the other hand, knowledge brokerage activities are found to have a significant mediating effect on the relationship between ambidexterity and firm performance.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Success factors for new business start-up in Hong Kong: a study of the external networks of small business start-upMa, Victor Kee Kin (2009)Most small new firms face problems in surviving the gestation process and achieving a viable performance thereafter because of the very fact of their smallness and newness. Due to a lack of internal resources, entrepreneurs ...
Managing the paradox: Individual ambidexterity, paradoxical leadership and multitasking in entrepreneurs across firm life cycle stagesKlonek, Florian ; Volery, Thierry; Parker, Sharon (2020)Ambidexterity requires both exploration and exploitation. However, our understanding of the individual ambidexterity concept, its association with multitasking behaviours and paradoxical leadership across the firm life ...
Wang, S.; Luo, Yadong; Celly, N.; Sun, J. (2014)In this paper, we present a temporal ambidexterity view to theorize how firms operating in emerging markets improve their performance over time. Specifically, we conceptualize that temporal ambidexterity, a firm's ...