Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-2017

Abstract

Negotiable fate, the belief that fate imposes boundaries within which personal actions can shape outcomes, is rooted in Chinese collective wisdom. This belief is hypothesized to prompt executives to use of available resources to create opportunities by directing their attention to controllable aspects of unpredictable environments. Thus, executives' endorsement of negotiable fate beliefs is expected not only to enhance firm-level entrepreneurial orientation, but also to positively predict firm innovation and financial performance. We further expect these mediation effects to be stronger under dynamic environments. Studies of top executives in China support the theorized moderated-mediation model. By providing evidence for its context-specific benefits, the concept of negotiable fate enhances the dialogue on fate beliefs in the Chinese context and suggests new directions for organizational behavior scholarship beyond China.

Keywords

Entrepreneurial orientation, Financial performance, Environmental dynamism, Negotiable fate, Innovation performance

Discipline

Applied Behavior Analysis | Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

First Page

1

Last Page

16

ISSN

0749-5978

Identifier

10.1016/j.obhdp.2017.07.001

Publisher

Elsevier

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org./10.1016/j.obhdp.2017.07.001

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