Kemelgor2002ERD

Firms in turbulent or fast-changing environments must continually innovate to remain competitive . This study examined how a firm’ s strategic management practices influnces its entrepreneurial behavior as compared to an international competitor. Four firms in the Netherlands were each matched with a key competitor in the USA.  Several survey measures related to strategic management process were used along with an instrument related to corporate entrepreneurship practices. Both managers and employees participated in the study.

Results revealed signif cant diff erences between the Netherlands firms and the US competitors in entrepreneurial orientation. Results also supported these comparative differences along three key dimensions of strategic management as they relate to corporate entrepreneurship.  Thefinal set of data revealed a relationship between corporate entrepreneurship and three measures of fi rm performance.

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