Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research

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List of Papers (Total 2,730)

THE GREEN INVENTORS: MICRO, MESO, AND MACRO LEVEL ANTECEDENTS OF PATENTING BEHAVIOR IN RENEWABLE ENERGY (INTERACTIVE PAPER)

The existential threat posed by climate change has led to increasing interest and optimism among policy makers in driving renewable energy innovation (Maxwell, 2009). And yet, such predictions are hard to reconcile with historic trends in renewable energy innovation that indicate there has been minimal allocation of innovative effort. For instance, from 1978-2003, only 2% of...

ENTREPRENEURSHIP POLICY AND STAGNATION OF NEW VENTURES IN THE CONTEXT OF A DEVELOPING ECONOMY (INTERACTIVE PAPER)

The purpose of our study is to disentangle the reasons behind the stagnation of new ventures obtaining government financing support in the context of a developing economy (i.e., the case of Oman). Our findings are expected to shed some light on the factors that prevent new firms from growth in developing economies despite the financial support they receive from public...

LEGAL CAPITAL: A BARRIER TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP? (SUMMARY)

To encourage entrepreneurial activity, governments around the world have optimized procedures and reduced the time and costs to set up a business. Recently, another measure has emerged: lowering or eliminating the legal capital required to set up a new venture. In this study, we evaluate a Portuguese legal capital reform by examining its effects on entry and job creation, but...

AN INVESTIGATION OF DEADWEIGHT IN THE IRISH ENTERPRISE SUPPORT SYSTEM (SUMMARY)

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are recognised as engines for job creation and economic growth (OECD 2015). Accounting for 68% of private sector employment in Ireland (CSO, 2013) SMEs face a myriad of challenges such as lack of access to finance and high failure rates (OECD 2014 CSO, 2016b; 2016c). Hence the rationale for government intervention to help SMEs address market...

CHANGING THE CALCULUS OF A POLICY IMPASSE: ENTREPRENEURIAL RESPONSES TO COOPTATION OF THE RECYCLING MOVEMENT BY THE PACKAGING INDUSTRY (SUMMARY)

This paper is among the first to explore the ways in which sustainable entrepreneurship may play a role in neutralizing the adverse of effects of cooptation strategies undertaken by large-scale incumbents. My central interest is in asking: When and how can entrepreneurs identify and exploit opportunities that positively change the calculus of a complex policy landscape dominated...

PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY LAWS AND THE FINANCING OF EUROPEAN BUSINESS START-UPS (SUMMARY)

The large number of new firms that go bankrupt shortly after founding has increased concerns among policy makers about lengthy bankruptcy procedures, social stigma and lack of support for bankrupt entrepreneurs (Wymenga et al., 2014). As a result, policy makers across the world tend to provide honest bankrupt entrepreneurs with a second chance by implementing a fresh start policy...

EMPIRICAL EXPLORATION OF THE NATURE AND INFLUENCE OF TEAM ENTREPRENEURIAL PASSION (TEP)

We examine how NVTs converge around a shared sense of team passion, if at all, and test whether or not shared TEP has an impact on team reflexivity and team monitoring, and ultimately on team performance. Using a sample of 73 NVTs we find that not NVTs converge around a shared sense of team passion. Twelve of the 73 teams did not share consensus concerning the strength or focus...

THE AMBIVALENT ROLE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL PASSION IN NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TEAMS (INTERACTIVE PAPER)

Despite their importance for new product development (NPD), understanding of team-related factors anteceding successful NPD efforts remains limited (Sivasubramaniam et al. 2012). In the entrepreneurship context, consequences of entrepreneurs’ emotions has gained increasing research attention (e.g. Cardon et al. 2012). In this vein, an individual’s entrepreneurial passion is...

CORPORATE INVOLVEMENT AND THE PERFORMANCE OF INTERNAL CORPORATE VENTURES (INTERACTIVE PAPER)

We theoretically derive and empirically analyze various forms of corporate involvement and discuss how they influence the performance of internal corporate ventures (ICVs). Prior research shows ICV autonomy within parent organizations (Burgelman, 1984; Miles & Covin, 2002); organizational design, decentralization, and formalization (Foss, Lyngsie, & Zahra, 2015); and the receipt...

BREAKING THROUGH BARRIERS: LOWERING RADICAL INNOVATION BARRIERS WITH EFFECTUAL BEHAVIOR (INTERACTIVE PAPER)

Over the last 15 years, effectuation has gained much attention in entrepreneurship literature. However, recent criticism has questioned its value within academic discussion. This criticism is the result of several factors, such as the lack of clearly identifying effectual consequences. In order to create a better understanding of those consequences, the following study considers...

HOW CAN CORPORATES BOOST THEIR INNOVATIVE PERFORMANCE? TECHNOLOGICAL ACQUISTIONS OF NEW TECHNOLOGY-BASED VENTURES (INTERACTIVE PAPER)

Based on Zahra (1996), who has recognized early that innovative performance is important to gain a competitive advantage, several academic studies investigate the effects of technologically motivated M&As on the acquirer’s post-acquisition innovative performance. Surprisingly, the acquisition of new technology-based ventures (NTBVs), has received little attention (Andersson...

DISENTANGLING THE LINK BETWEEN PRODUCT RELATEDNESS, PARENTAL HOSTILITY, AND SPIN-OFF PERFORMANCE (SUMMARY)

Prior studies emphasize the benefits of parental support for spin-offs (Chatterji, 2009; Semadeni and Cannella, 2011), yet little is known about parental hostility – a parent firm disapproving of the spawning of a spin-off. Our limited understanding of this phenomenon of parental hostility suggests that it happens frequently and is detrimentalforcorporate-spin-offs’ performance...

RUDE AWAKENING: THE INFLUENCE OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL JOLT ON CORPORATE VENTURING ACTIVITY (SUMMARY)

Environmental jolts prompt organizational learning processes as decision makers reexamine engrained routines and processes, yet there is little scholarly attention on this issue. Building on both the jolt and organizational learning literatures, we use the dot-com crash as an opportunity to test and extend the notion of vicarious learning from failure. The purpose of our research...

TOP MANAGEMENT TEAM TURNOVER – A CURSE OR A BLESSING FOR LARGE FIRMS’ ENTREPRENEURIAL ORIENTATION? (SUMMARY)

Established executives are often resistant to strategic reorientations (Miller, 1991; Wiersema & Bantel, 1992). Drawing on the upper echelons perspective, latest research unveils the important role of CEO turnover in enhancing firms’ entrepreneurial orientation (EO) (Li et al., 2008; Grühn et al., 2016). However, research on entrepreneurship lacks an understanding of the impact...

CORPORATE ACCELERATORS – A GROUNDED STUDY OF ITS MOTIVES, MANIFESTATIONS AND MEASURES

Corporate Accelerators (CA) is a recent but rapidly growing phenomenon. The few academic studies on the topic are largely descriptive and assume CA to be similar to independent startup accelerators or seed accelerators which are defined as “fixed-term, cohort-based programs, including mentorship and educational components that culminates in a public pitch event, often referred to...

STARTUPS FROM NOKIA BRIDGE PROGRAM: THE ROLE OF ENDOWMENTS IN EXPLAINING THE PERFORMANCE OF STARTUPS RESULTING FROM A CORPORATE LAYOFF (SUMMARY)

In this empirical study we are interested in investigating the performance differences between those startups that get started with ex-employer endowments and those that are more self-sufficient in their resource needs. In our theorizing efforts we develop two main hypotheses: New ventures that reach out to endowments succeed in creating new firms faster than those new ventures...

THE INFLUENCES OF ENTREPRENEURIAL ORIENTATION, CUSTOMER ORIENTATION, AND MEANINGFUL WORK ON CUSTOMER FOCUSED OUTCOMES: A MODERATED MEDIATION APPROACH (SUMMARY)

Why can some organizations acquire more new customers or more successfully retain existing customers than others? Although various organizational constructs illustrate situational contingencies to strategic behaviors, we argue that entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and customer orientation (CO) still warrant considerable theoretical and practical attention in the domain of...

KNOWLEDGE SPILLOVER (KS) AS A SOURCE OF INNOVATION FOR SMALL COMPANIES (SUMMARY)

Knowledge Spillover (KS) contributes to business innovation and qualifies as an important external asset for consideration in business planning, especially for SMEs because their limitations narrow their capacity for realising their own R&D and flexibility to adapt to opportunities (Mazzarol, 2003; MacMillan, 1975). KS is an unintended transmission of knowledge (Fallah and...

THE IMPACT OF ENTREPRENEURIAL ORIENTATION ON FIRMS’ INFILTRATION OF NEW MARKETS THROUGH CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL (SUMMARY)

It is commonly acknowledged that there is a positive correlation between entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and firm performance. Wales at al. (2013) discovered a mediating effect in the EO-performance relationship when firms pursue new markets or initiate new ventures. The creation of these new ventures can either be achieved internally through R&D but also externally through...

POWER STRUGGLE BETWEEN CEO & CFO: WHAT IS THE IMPACT ON LARGE FIRMS’ ENTREPRENEURIAL ORIENTATION?

This study investigates the impact of CEO and CFO power on large firms’ EO. Grounded in the upper echelons theory, we hypothesize that CEO power is positively associated with EO, while CFO power is negatively associated with EO. Interestingly, our results, based on longitudinal data for 318 firms over 9 years, show that not only CEO power positively relates to EO, but also CFO...

THE INTEGRATION GAME – HOW START-UP ACQUISITIONS IMPACT ORGANIZATIONAL AMBIDEXTERITY

Focusing on organizational ambidexterity is imperative for corporations to secure competitive advantage. To do so, start-up acquisitions help established companies complementing their internal innovativeness. Our survey with 116 start-up acquisitions shows how the acquired startup’s autonomy and functional integration impact the acquiring unit’s innovativeness. Interestingly...

A LOOK INTO CORPORATE EFFECTUATION THROUGH CORPORATE ACCELERATOR PROGRAMS

Although researchers have proposed that applications of effectual logics could be extended beyond entrepreneurs to context of established firms (Wiltbank, Read, Dew & Sarasvathy, 2006), studies focusing on “corporate effectuation” are still scarce, leaving a gap in our understanding of effectuation theory and its boundary conditions. To study how effectual logics unfold in the...

THE CULTURAL ANTECEDENTS OF OUT-MIGRATION ON HOME-COUNTRY ENTREPRENEURIAL OUTCOMES (INTERACTIVE SUMMARY)

The superior performances of immigrants on host-country entrepreneurial outcomes is welldocumented. Immigrants have been found to be more entrepreneurial than natives in most developed countries. As a result, many developed countries are crafting policies and special visa categories to attract migrant entrepreneurs. However, research on the effects and possible channels through...

IMPORT COMPETITION AND FIRM ENTRY (SUMMARY)

Increased trade activity not only has affected the strategy and exit of established firms but also the wages and jobs available in the labor market. In this paper, we examine how import competition affects individual’s decision to transition to entrepreneurship and analyze how human capital moderates this relationship. This study draws on the organizational ecology and human...

FOSTERING ENTREPRENEURSHIP THROUGH INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION: THE DYNAMIC INTERPLAY OF CHALLENGES AND ENABLERS IN NEW SUBSIDIARIES (SUMMARY)

How do entrepreneurial firms foster dispersed entrepreneurship as they expand geographically? We draw on two literatures- new venture creation and entrepreneurship in multinational enterprises – to answer this question using theory-building, qualitative methods. Our findings highlight the enabling role of culture, talent and space in instituting dispersed entrepreneurship, and...