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Author
Najda-Janoszka Marta (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland / Wydział Ekonomii i Stosunków Międzynarodowych)
Title
Matching Imitative Activity of High-Tech Firms with Entrepreneurial Orientation
Source
Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation (JEMI), 2012, vol. 8, nr 1, s. 52-67, rys., tab., bibliogr. 32 poz.
Issue title
Technology Entrepreneurship
Keyword
Nowe technologie, Orientacja przedsiębiorcza
High-tech, Entrepreneurial orientation
Note
streszcz., summ.
Abstract
Wielu badaczy potwierdza, że ze względu na wysoki poziom innowacyjności sektory wysokich technologii są wyjątkowo adekwatnym obiektem badawczym w zakresie studiowania działań przedsiębiorczych. Niemniej jednak dynamika i niestabilność otoczenia w tych sektorach sprawia, że innowacja to nie zawsze najlepsza strategia wejścia na rynek. W rzeczywistości praktyka gospodarcza wskazuje na szerokie wykorzystanie strategii imitacji przez przedsiębiorców sektorów technologicznych. Tymczasem literatura poświęcona przedsiębiorczości skupiona jest niemal wyłącznie na oryginalnych innowatorach i radykalnych innowacjach marginalizując znaczenie imitacji w procesie rozwoju na poziomie gospodarki, sektora jak i indywidualnych przedsiębiorstw. Istnieje zatem wyraźny niedobór badań nad wykorzystaniem imitacji w działaniach przedsiębiorczych. Dlatego niniejszy artykuł przedstawia dyskusję na temat możliwości przypisania przedsiębiorczej orientacji imitatorom funkcjonujących w sektorach wysokich technologii. (abstrakt oryginalny)

As pointed by numerous scholars high technology sectors are very apt for studying entrepreneurial activities due to their high levels ofinnovativeness. However, taking into account the highly dynamic and substantially hostile environment in those sectors, innovation may often not be the best strategic choice for market entry. In fact, the business practice confirms the extensive utilization of imitation strategy by technology entrepreneurs Meanwhile, the literature on entrepreneurship focuses almost exclusively on original innovators, underestimating the importance of imitation in the growth process and indicating shortage of research on imitative activities of entrepreneurs. Therefore this article presents discussion on the applicability of entrepreneurial orientation to imitators from the high-tech industries. (original abstract)
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ISSN
2299-7075
Language
eng
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