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#1Peter-J. Jost (WHU: WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management)H-Index: 11
We study the formation of an entrepreneurial network in an environment, in which entrepreneurs who are contesting with each other for the development of a new venture have the possibility to collaborate. On the one hand, such bilateral knowledge collaborations are beneficial because they allow the integration of external knowledge. On the other hand, external knowledge collaborations reduce an entrepreneur’s incentive to invest in her internal knowledge. We analyze this trade-off and show that i...
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#1Christopher J. Boudreaux (FAU: Florida Atlantic University)H-Index: 12
#2Niklas Elert (IFN: Research Institute of Industrial Economics)H-Index: 12
Last. David S. Lucas (SU: Syracuse University)H-Index: 6
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Amidst considerable debate on the relationship between entrepreneurship and economic inequality, scholarship only indirectly addresses how entrepreneurship informs individuals’ relative well-being. We theorize on the nuanced relationship between entrepreneurship and equality of eudaimonic well-being through the lens of New Institutional Economics. Drawing on theories of human flourishing, we suggest that entrepreneurial action is an underappreciated mechanism by which individuals pursue well-bei...
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#1Ying Zhu (University of South Australia)H-Index: 25
#2Ayse Bas Collins (Bilkent University)H-Index: 8
Last. S. Tamer Cavusgil (University of Leeds)H-Index: 78
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Seniors strive to achieve aging well by engaging in entrepreneurial activities subsequent to ceasing their organizational employment. While this is a common practice in many societies, scant research exists on what motivates seniors to engage in entrepreneurial activities once they end their formal employment. We adopt the self-determination theory (SDT) to investigate the effects of goal contents and motives on the well-being among seniors who launch their entrepreneurship journeys. Based on in...
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#1Alex Coad (Waseda University)H-Index: 44
#2Clemens DomnickH-Index: 7
Last. Mercedes TeruelH-Index: 12
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High-growth enterprises (HGEs) have a large economic impact but are notoriously hard to predict. Previous research has linked high-growth episodes to the configuration of lumpy indivisible resources inside firms, such that high capacity utilisation levels might stimulate future growth. We theorize that firms reaching critically high capacity utilisation levels reach a “trigger point” involving either broad-based investment in further growth or shrinking back to previous levels. We analyze EIBIS ...
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#1Weixi LiuH-Index: 8
#2Marc Cowling (University of Derby)H-Index: 32
Last. Raffaella Calabrese (University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 11
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#1Christina Guenther (WHU: WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management)H-Index: 10
#2Erik E. Lehmann (WHU: WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management)H-Index: 32
David B. Audretsch was named a 2021 Clarivate Citation Laureate, together with four other colleagues in the field of economics. A Clarivate Citation Laureate is recognized as having a research record and impact commensurate with that deemed to be ‘of Nobel class.’ This article briefly highlights the life and work of David B. Audretsch, Co-founder and Co-Editor in Chief of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal (SBEJ). Relying on bibliometric work published in the last years, this ...
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#1Bach Nguyen (Lloyds Banking Group)H-Index: 6
#2Hoa DoH-Index: 4
Last. Chau LeH-Index: 4
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Hybrid ownership – sharing partial business ownership with the state – is a new form of political connections that entrepreneurs in developing countries may employ to improve their access to key resources. This study investigates hybrid ownership as a strategic decision of entrepreneurs running small businesses in Vietnam – a transition economy. Utilising the resource dependence theory and legitimacy viewpoint, we propose and evidently show that increased state ownership in hybrid firms leads to...
#1Elaine Laing (TCD: Trinity College Dublin)H-Index: 5
#2André van Stel (TCD: Trinity College Dublin)H-Index: 37
Last. David Storey (University of Sussex)H-Index: 69
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This paper distinguishes between formal and informal entrepreneurship. It theorises that each are influenced by very different combinations of macro-economic factors and strongly moderated by country income levels. Empirically, we show the ease of starting a business and high-quality governance, exert a powerful influence on formal, but not informal entrepreneurship. The latter is influenced by self-employment rates in low-income countries and by female labour force participation in high-income ...
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#1Yan Zuo (ZJU: Zhejiang University)
#2Shenyang Jiang (ZJU: Zhejiang University)
Last. Jiang Wei (ZJU: Zhejiang University)
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This paper examines whether engagement in corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities mitigates the liability of newness (LoN) faced with new ventures and thus contributes to their financial performance. We theorize that investments in CSR are especially beneficial for young firms confronted with this liability. Undertaking CSR activities can serve as a balanced solution to both the internal and external contingencies associated with LoN without incurring considerable costs and thereby lead...
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#1David Aristei (University of Perugia)H-Index: 12
#2Gabriele Angori (University of Ferrara)H-Index: 1
This paper investigates firms’ access to bank credit in eleven euro area countries over the periods 2014–2019. Exploiting firm-level longitudinal data, we analyse loan demand and credit rationing probabilities, accounting for sample selection, unobserved heterogeneity and state dependence. Empirical results show that small and informationally opaque businesses, with deteriorated public support and credit history, face greater difficulties in obtaining bank loans. Furthermore, we provide evidence...
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