The Measurement of Entrepreneurial Outsourcing: Preliminary Scale Development, Dimensionality Assessment, and Construct Validation

Davari, A., & Rezazadeh, A. (2015). The Measurement of Entrepreneurial Outsourcing: Preliminary Scale Development, Dimensionality Assessment, and Construct Validation. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 10(2), 211-124

14 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2015

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Ali Davari

University of Tehran

Arash Rezazadeh

University of Tehran - Faculty of Entrepreneurship

Date Written: August 20, 2015

Abstract

Studying the outsourcing concept, as a strategy for efficient and effective business management, has been implemented less in the field of entrepreneurship. Accordingly, the present study aims to develop a measurement instrument for measuring entrepreneurial outsourcing construct utilizing empirical evidence in Iran’s telecommunications and automotive industries. Employing a sample of 203 senior managers and executive experts of companies operating in these industries, the gathered data were analyzed using PLS-SEM method. According to our results, the proposed scale of entrepreneurial outsourcing comprises six dimensions: strategic factors, economical factors, technological factors, task specifications, risk relating factors, and entrepreneurial performance. Moreover, the scale enjoys sufficient multidimensionality, reliability, and construct validity in terms of convergent and discriminate validity.

Keywords: outsourcing; entrepreneurship; corporate entrepreneurship; entrepreneurial outsourcing; entrepreneurial performance

JEL Classification: M13, L10, L14, L16, L21

Suggested Citation

Davari, Ali and Rezazadeh, Arash, The Measurement of Entrepreneurial Outsourcing: Preliminary Scale Development, Dimensionality Assessment, and Construct Validation (August 20, 2015). Davari, A., & Rezazadeh, A. (2015). The Measurement of Entrepreneurial Outsourcing: Preliminary Scale Development, Dimensionality Assessment, and Construct Validation. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 10(2), 211-124, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2650769

Ali Davari

University of Tehran ( email )

Amirabad e shomali, kuye daneshgah e Tehran
Tehran, Tehran
Iran

Arash Rezazadeh (Contact Author)

University of Tehran - Faculty of Entrepreneurship ( email )

Farshi Moghadam (16 St.), North Kargar Ave., Tehr
Tehran, Tehran
Iran

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