Abstract: This conceptual study provides a proposed research framework about the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation, learning orientation, technology orientation and firm performance. The study also intends to investigate the moderating role of access to debt finance in the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation, learning orientation, technology orientation and performance. The research framework is developed through a synthesis of previous literature on these variables. Based on the research framework, it is stated that although entrepreneurial orientation, learning orientation and technology orientation all have significant effects on firm performance but the effects will be more significant when supported by access to debt finance. At the end of this study, the findings will be beneficial to business practitioners and/or management, policy makers and future researchers in the field of strategic management and entrepreneurship.
Samson Waibe Bature and Cheng Wei Hin, 2017. Entrepreneurial Orientation, Learning Orientation, Technology Orientation, Access to Debt Finance and Firm Performance: A Proposed Research Framework. International Business Management, 11: 444-453.