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What is Entrepreneurial Capability?

October 8, 2013 1091

In their recently published article in Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Sondos G. Abdelgawad, Shaker A. Zahra, Silviya JLOS_72ppiRGB_150pixWSvejenova and Harry J. Sapienza introduce this concept.

From the abstract:

In this article, we introduce the concept of entrepreneurial capability (EC) to capture a firm’s capacity to sense, select, and
shape opportunities, and synchronize their strategic moves and resources in pursuit of these opportunities. We define EC
and explain its dimensions, highlighting its role in achieving and sustaining a firm’s competitive advantage. We also propose
that EC is instrumental for realizing a firm’s game-changing strategies, that is, those strategic moves that fundamentally
alter the nature, domain and dynamics of competition. Furthermore, we propose that strategic leadership plays an essential
role in honing a company’s EC and aligning it with its game-changing strategy by creating an organizational context where
transforming the business ecosystem becomes feasible. Finally, we articulate the implications of EC for managerial practices
and for advancing future research at the intersection of entrepreneurship, leadership, and competitive strategy.

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Mia

Easy a Entrepreneurial capability is when they determine the capacity to identify opportunities, run new businesses, drive innovations and learn from and adapt to changing circumstances. •Supporting and implementing high-quality entrepreneurship education in school systems, higher education and in vocational education across a broad range of subjects (including technical and scientific fields). •Encouraging closer links between education institutions and the private sector (e.g. involving entrepreneurs in coaching and mentoring students and giving guest lectures, or through apprenticeships in companies). •Providing training targeted at entrepreneurs ( – someone who thinks of an idea to sell to someone and takes the risk… Read more »

t nyamwanza

could this be an extension of entrepreneurial culture. where are the departure points

Mia

Easy an Entrepreneurial capability is when they determine the capacity to identify opportunities, run new businesses, drive innovations and learn from and adapt to changing circumstances. •Supporting and implementing high-quality entrepreneurship education in school systems, higher education and in vocational education across a broad range of subjects (including technical and scientific fields). •Encouraging closer links between education institutions and the private sector (e.g. involving entrepreneurs in coaching and mentoring students and giving guest lectures, or through apprenticeships in companies). •Providing training targeted at entrepreneurs ( – someone who thinks of an idea to sell to someone and takes the risk… Read more »