Patenting Strategy of Entrepreneurial Orientated Firms in New Zealand

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Drucker School of Management (CGU)

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Business | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods | Marketing


Patenting is regarded as an important area for firms wanting to capture the strategic value of intellectual property. Further, patents are often used as a proxy for innovation— i.e., a firm with a large number of patents is said to be innovative. At the same time, a firm that is innovative is also said to have an entrepreneurial orientation (EO). In spite of this apparent linkage between an EO and patenting, little empirical evidence strategically links the two constructs. This paper addresses this gap by providing one of the first studies examining the relationship between an EO and patenting.

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