Hear it straight from the horse’s mouth: Policy-induced opportunities, entrepreneurs, and governments
What types of entrepreneurs are more likely to ‘stay tuned’ to government policies and does it pay? Integrating work on opportunity recognition and the institution-based view, this study examines the link between the pursuit of policy-induced opportunities and firm performance. Based on data analysis of 3284 Chinese privately owned firms in 31 regions/provinces in China, we find that entrepreneurs who have past working experience within the government are more likely to stay alert to government policies involving entrepreneurial opportunities, which leads to entrepreneurial activities and ultimately firm performance. This study enriches our understanding of opportunity recognition and development by expanding it to political markets. We assess the role of institutional variation as animportant factor in emerging economies. We unravel the pivotal role of entrepreneurial alertness to government policies on enhancing firm performance by strengthening entrepreneurial activities.
Citation : Dai, W., Arndt, F. and Lio, L. (2019) Hear it right from the horses mouth: Opportunities and government policies. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
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