Entrepreneurial Orientation and Learning in High and Low Performing SMEs

  • Timothy Pett Rollins College
  • Jim A. Wolff Wichita State University


This paper examines the relationship between an organization’s learning orientation, its information technology competency and entrepreneurial orientation.  It is proposed that a commitment to learning and a culture of learning coupled with the tools and capabilities to gather and compile information and knowledge from outside organizational boundaries facilitates the identification of opportunities.  Small and medium-sized firms with high levels of an entrepreneurial orientation in turn are able to capitalize on opportunities yielding higher performance levels for the firm.  Data from a sample of manufacturing SMEs tends to support these propositions. Conclusions and recommendations for SME management practice is discussed.


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How to Cite
PETT, Timothy; WOLFF, Jim A.. Entrepreneurial Orientation and Learning in High and Low Performing SMEs. Journal of Small Business Strategy, [S.l.], v. 26, n. 2, p. 71-86, may 2016. ISSN 2380-1751. Available at: <https://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/jsbs/article/view/615>. Date accessed: 22 apr. 2019.