Examining the Influence of Entrepreneurship on Innovation Activities and Performance with the Mediating Role of Technological Innovation

기업가 정신이 기술혁신과 혁신성과에 미치는 영향 및 기술혁신의 매개역할

  • Ju, Ki-Jung (Dept. of Business Administration, Keimyung University) ;
  • Park, Byeonghwa (Dept. of Business Statistics, Hannam University)
  • 주기중 (계명대학교 경영학과) ;
  • 박병화 (한남대학교 비즈니스통계학과)
  • Received : 2015.03.19
  • Accepted : 2015.05.15
  • Published : 2015.06.30

Abstract

Entrepreneurship and innovation are highlighted as a way to overcome limitations and risk factors caused by today's uncertain business environment. As the uncertainty in the business environment increases, organizations are required to adapt to ever changing business dynamics. For this adaptation, entrepreneurship and innovation are crucial factors. This study proposes a model to explain a structural relationship between entrepreneurship, technological innovation, and innovation performance. The unit of analysis focus is small and medium-sized businesses. Empirical results show that there are positive causal relationships from entrepreneurship to technological innovation, and from technological innovation to innovation performance. Additionally, no direct relationship from entrepreneurship to innovation performance can be achieved through innovation activities such as technological innovation. This study points out the importance of entrepreneurship and technological innovation, and suggests that entrepreneurship along with technological innovation should be internalized as business practices leading to increased performance.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단