• ISSN: 2010-023X
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJTEF
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof.Tung-Zong (Donald) Chang
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IJTEF 2010 Vol.1(3): 254-260 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.7763/IJTEF.2010.V1.46

The Effect of Entrepreneurship Orientation on Learning Orientation and Innovation: A Study of Small-Sized Business Firms in Iran

Ali Reza Ma’atoofi and Kayhan Tajeddini
Abstract—In the world where the only thing one can trust in is lack of confidence, for organization to this wavy environment, they need innovation, which by itself has a central role in moving toward the comparative advantage and supreme performance. Although many researches have Investigated the effect of innovation on firm‘s performance, it seems that the research literature of the country is facing lack of applicable studies with respect to the effect of entrepreneurship orientation on learning orientation and innovation in general and the effect of learning orientation on innovation of small firms in particular.
Examining 82 small firms of Tehran with the aim of filling the gap existing in the research literature of the country, the present article shows that entrepreneurship orientation has significant and positive effect on organization's commitment to learning, open-mindedness and shared vision of small firms. Moreover, the results obtained from the regression analysis are indicative of the existence of significantly positive relationship between organization’s commitment to learning, openmindedness and shared vision and innovation of small firms.

Index Terms—Entrepreneurship Orientation, Innovation, Learning Orientation, Small Firms.

Ali Reza Maatoofi, Scientific Board in Islamic Azad University of Gorgan and Ph.D. Student at the Faculty of Management and Economics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran (e-mail:alirezamaetoofi@gmail.com).
Kayhan Tajeddini Ph.D., Marketing College of International Management and Graduate School of Management, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, (e-mail: kayhan120@gmail.com).

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Cite:Ali Reza Ma’atoofi and Kayhan Tajeddini, "The Effect of Entrepreneurship Orientation on Learning Orientation and Innovation: A Study of Small-Sized Business Firms in Iran," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.1, no.3, pp. 254-260, 2010.

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