Product Diversification, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Firm Performance: An Empirical Study of Vietnamese Firms

Hien Tran, Enrico Zaninotto

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This paper re-examines the relationship between a firm’s product diversification strategy and its performance. We propose a theoretical framework which explains the non-linear relationship between product diversification strategy and firm performance using the concept of corporate entrepreneurship. This is defined as a process of recognizing and exploiting profit opportunities from within existing organizations. Corporate entrepreneurship give an advantage to incumbents that diversify on new business opportunities over the new entrants. Empirical evidence from the provincial firm-level database in Vietnam shows that diversification has a positive and non-linear decreasing influence on firm-level profitability. Results of estimations are consistent with the various methodological treatments adopted: the diversification index is measured exogenously or endogenously in static versus dynamic models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProdotto, consumatore e politiche di mercato quarant’anni dopo (Product, Consumers, and Market Policies – Forty years later)
Editors a curi di, S Borghini, A Caru, F Golfetto, S Pace, D Rinallo, L Visconti, F Zerbini
PublisherEgea S.p.A: Milan
Pages407-428
ISBN (Print)978-88-238-1227-7
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

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Empirical study
Product diversification
Corporate entrepreneurship
Firm performance
Diversification
Diversification strategy
Nonlinear relationships
Theoretical framework
Data base
New entrants
Profit
Empirical evidence
Profitability
Incumbents
New business

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Tran, H., & Zaninotto, E. (2012). Product Diversification, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Firm Performance: An Empirical Study of Vietnamese Firms. In a curi di, S. Borghini, A. Caru, F. Golfetto, S. Pace, D. Rinallo, L. Visconti, ... F. Zerbini (Eds.), Prodotto, consumatore e politiche di mercato quarant’anni dopo (Product, Consumers, and Market Policies – Forty years later) (pp. 407-428). Egea S.p.A: Milan.
Tran, Hien ; Zaninotto, Enrico. / Product Diversification, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Firm Performance: An Empirical Study of Vietnamese Firms. Prodotto, consumatore e politiche di mercato quarant’anni dopo (Product, Consumers, and Market Policies – Forty years later). editor / a curi di ; S Borghini ; A Caru ; F Golfetto ; S Pace ; D Rinallo ; L Visconti ; F Zerbini. Egea S.p.A: Milan, 2012. pp. 407-428
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Prodotto, consumatore e politiche di mercato quarant’anni dopo (Product, Consumers, and Market Policies – Forty years later). ed. / a curi di; S Borghini; A Caru; F Golfetto; S Pace; D Rinallo; L Visconti; F Zerbini. Egea S.p.A: Milan, 2012. p. 407-428.

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