Nowadays, increasing attention is being paid to entrepreneurship
in general and entrepreneurship in developing countries, therefore
entrepreneurship is one of the factors to change developing countries and is
considered a micro-driver of innovation and economic growth. Schumpeter has
stated that main agent of economic development is entrepreneurs stimulating the
new products, new production methods and economical activities and making out
other innovations. The entrepreneurship capacity determines the competitiveness
of an organization. Therefore entrepreneurs are considered a vital resource.
For this reason, the development of a culture of entrepreneurship in society is
a basic tool for the economic and social development which improves the
competitiveness of a country. Thus, the essential objective of this paper is to
analyze the effects of entrepreneurial orientation on competitiveness and
growth of manufacturing companies with an emphasis in the automotive and auto
parts industry, using for it a sample of 217 firms of the State of
Aguascalientes in Mexico. The obtained results show that entrepreneurial
orientation has a positive influence on competitiveness and growth of the
manufacturing companies in the State of Aguascalientes in Mexico.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Aguascalientes, Competitiveness, Growth.