Entrepreneurial orientation in Mexican family businesses

José Luis Esparza-Aguilar, Argentina Soto-Maciel, Ma. Isabel De la Garza-Ramos


We examine factors affecting entrepreneurial orientation in Mexican family businesses. We aim to shed light on the relevance and value of such factors by analyzing five widely recognized dimensions: proactivity, innovation, risk taking, aggressiveness and autonomy. Results from a sample of 542 family businesses extracted from the INEGI-ENAFIN 2010 database and the first entrepreneurial stage of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) show a marked conservative tendency in the family businesses’ entrepreneurial orientation.


Family business; Entrepreneurial orientation; Innovation; Risk taking.

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