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The Impact of Entrepreneurial Orientation and Ownership Type on Firm Performance in the Emerging Region of China
Vol. Volume 12, Number 4 December/2007

Jintong Tang, Zhi Tang, Yuli Zhang and Qianwen Li

Entrepreneurial orientation (EO) has been widely studied in the U.S. context, but its examination in emerging regions such as China has been very limited. In this study, we investigate the EO-performance relationship in China. Results based on a sample of 166 firms in Northern China confirm the positive influence of EO on performance. More importantly, the EO-performance relationship is more positive among state-owned enterprises (SOEs) than among privately-owned enterprises (POEs). Research and practical implications for EO in China are discussed.