A1 Journal article – refereed
Exploring Relationships among Proactiveness, Risk-Taking and Innovation Output in Family and Non-Family Firms

List of Authors: Justin B. Craig, Mikko Pohjola, Sascha Kraus, Søren H. Jensen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Publication year: 2014
Journal: Creativity and Innovation Management
Journal acronym: CIM
Volume number: 23
Issue number: 2
Number of pages: 12
ISSN: 0963-1690
eISSN: 1467-8691


In an empirical investigation of 532 Finnish firms, and using the entrepreneurial orientation

(EO) literature to frame our arguments, we demonstrate that relationships among proactivity,

risk-taking and innovation output differ in family and non-family firms. Specifically, we find

evidence that risk-taking does not affect innovation output in family firms, whereas in nonfamily

firms, innovation output is increased through risk-taking. Also, proactive family firms

influence their innovation output more positively than proactive non-family firms do. This

study adds important new insights to the growing knowledge of EO, which are discussed in

the following for both academic and business audiences.

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