Entrepreneurial behavior and firm performance:The mediating role of business model novelty


Bricolage and effectuation have emerged as new theoretical perspectives describing entrepreneurial behavior (EB). Bricolage emphasizes the creative use of available resources, while effectuation uses available means as a starting point and encourages firms to engage in affordable loss, pre‐commitment, flexibility, and experimentation as independent dimensions for entrepreneurial actions. This study examines the influence of each dimension of EB, namely bricolage, affordable loss, pre‐commitment, flexibility, and experimentation on business model novelty (BMN). It further assesses the EB – firm performance relationship and examines the mediating effect of BMN on the relationship between each dimension of EB and firm performance. We surveyed 238 small and medium enterprises in India. Our results indicate that bricolage, pre‐commitment, flexibility, and experimentation positively influence BMN. However, affordable loss behavior had a negative impact on BMN. Moreover, our findings indicate that BMN mediates the EB‐firm performance relationship. Our study enriches the extant literature by demonstrating the impact of each dimension of EB on BMN – an aspect not covered by the extant literature. Furthermore, our study adds to the literature by highlighting BMN as an important mediator explaining EB’s impact on firm performance.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/radm.12466
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Marketing & Strategy
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Pati, R., Ghobadian, A., Nandakumar, M., Hitt, M.A. and O’Regan, N. (2021), Entrepreneurial behavior and firm performance: The mediating role of business model novelty. R&D Management, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/radm.12466.  This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business and International Management,Business, Management and Accounting(all),Strategy and Management,Management of Technology and Innovation
Publication ISSN: 1467-9310
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2024 07:28
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2021 14:21
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2021-11-18
Published Online Date: 2021-03-23
Accepted Date: 2021-03-03
Authors: Pati, Rakesh
Ghobadian, Abby
Nandakumar, M.K.
Hitt, Michael A.
O’Regan, Nicholas (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-3014-0373)



Version: Accepted Version

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