International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

An empirical application of entrepreneurial bricolage theory to resource integration using data from small and medium-sized enterprises in Taiwan
Wei-shang Fan, Kuo-Chung Huang, Ping-Yu Chiang

By integrating entrepreneurial bricolage theory and relevant entrepreneurial management concepts, this study explores the relationships among entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ability, bricolage, and the innovation business models of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the perspective of resource integration and entrepreneurship and further verifies the mediating effect of bricolage. This study collects 271 valid questionnaires from SME owners and conducts an exploratory and confirmatory analysis of reliability and validity using hierarchical regression analysis and SEM for verification. The empirical evidence shows that (1) entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ability, and bricolage have significant positive relationships, (2) bricolage and innovation business models have a significant positive relationship, (3) entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ability, and innovation business models have significant positive relationships, and (4) bricolage partially mediates the relationship between entrepreneurship and innovation business models and fully mediates the relationship between entrepreneurial ability and innovation business models.

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