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Entrepreneurial Orientation: Reviewing Three Papers and Implications for Further Theoretical and Methodological Development


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We evaluate the contributions to entrepreneurial orientation (EO) in three articles: Wales, Monsen, and McKelvie; Wiklund and Shepherd; and Morris, Webb, and Franklin, commenting on key findings and their implications for further development of EO. We outline the potential for a multiplicative construct of EO and future directions for research in the field of international entrepreneurship: cross-border internationalizing firms and comparative studies.