What is Entrepreneurial Capability?

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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