The Link between EO and Organizational Reconfiguration : A Part from The Book Chapter : Entrepreneurial Orientation and Resilience in SMEs: Exploring the Mediating Roles of Reconfiguration and Absorptive Capacity

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A potential explanation is that EO promotes organizational reconfiguration and absorptive capability, two key dimensions of resilience. Organizational reconfiguration refers to the ability of organizations to modify their internal structures, processes, and resources in response to environmental changes. Absorptive capability, on the other hand, refers to the ability of organizations to identify, assimilate, and utilize new knowledge from their external environment.

Several studies have provided evidence for the link between EO and organizational reconfiguration. For example, Kuckertz and Wagner (2010) found that firms with higher levels of EO were more likely to engage in organizational changes such as downsizing, restructuring, and decentralization. Similarly, Covin and Slevin (1991) argued that firms with high levels of EO are more likely to experiment with new products, markets, and technologies, which can lead to changes in their internal structures and processes.

Author(s) Details:

Lydia Asare-Kyire,
Department of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Kumasi Technical University, Ghana.

Owusu Ackah,
Department of Management and Public Administration, Accra Technical University, Ghana.

Charles Akomea Bonsu,
Department of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Kumasi Technical University, Ghana.

William Ansah Appienti,
Department of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Kumasi Technical University, Ghana.

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