Encouraging organizational performance through the influence of technological distinctive competencies on components of corporate entrepreneurship

  • Rodrigo Martín-RojasEmail author
  • Virginia Fernández-Pérez
  • Encarnación García-Sánchez


Firms’ technological distinctive competencies (TDCs) help CEOs to confront their reality based on technological knowledge to achieve and exploit competitive advantage by encouraging the different dimensions of corporate entrepreneurship (innovation, new business venturing, proactiveness and self-renewal). The main purpose of this paper is thus to highlight how companies that strive to improve technological competencies within the firm achieve higher organizational performance through different components of corporate entrepreneurship and their interrelationships. This study seeks to fill this research gap by analyzing theoretically and empirically how TDCs enhance innovation, new business venturing and proactiveness and their interrelationships to achieve self-renewal and thus improve firms’ organizational performance. The methodology used is LISREL analysis. We test the model with data from 201 Spanish organizations. Our research contributes theoretical and empirical arguments on the value of TDCs to the organization, arguments that are especially important because organizations sometimes fail to achieve sustainable competitive advantage due to their limited understanding of the relationships between these strategic variables.


Technological distinctive capacities Innovation New business venturing Proactiveness Organizational performance Corporate entrepreneurship 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodrigo Martín-Rojas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Virginia Fernández-Pérez
    • 1
  • Encarnación García-Sánchez
    • 2
  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias Economicas y EmpresarialesGranada UniversityGranadaSpain
  2. 2.Facultad de Educacion, Economia y Tecnologia de CeutaGranada UniversityCeutaSpain

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