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Amphibious Entrepreneurs and the Origins of Invention  

Kurt Sandholtz and Walter W. Powell

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2019
This chapter examines entrepreneurs who carry ideas, technologies, values, and assumptions between previously unrelated spheres of economic or cultural activity and, in the process, change ... More

Asymmetric Partnerships: Formation, Process Dynamics, and Firm Performance  

Jiang Bian and Riitta Katila

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2019
Asymmetric partnerships—partnerships between small entrepreneurial and large established firms—are categorically distinct from large–large firm partnerships but have received considerably ... More

Cognitive Aspects of Entrepreneurship: Decision-Making and Attitudes to Risk  

Nigel Wadeson

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
This article reviews literature on the study of the cognition of entrepreneurs, and how this affects their attitudes to risk. The review begins with the heuristics and biases approach. ... More

Collaborating for Innovation: The Role of Organizational Complementarities  

Peter G. Klein, Mark D. Packard, and Karen Schnatterly

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2019
This chapter looks inside the firm at how organizational design affects collaboration in pursuit of corporate entrepreneurship or “intrapreneurship.” It shows how the intrafirm ... More

Collaboration in Business Model Innovation  

Raphael Amit, Xu Han, and Christoph Zott

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2019
This chapter addresses the role of collaboration in the design and operation of innovative business models in the digital era. It surveys and builds on a broad range of related literatures ... More

Collaboration Inside the Firm: Founders and Managers of Entrepreneurial Ventures  

Elena Kulchina

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2019
Founding and operating a firm is a collaborative process, but still little is known about the nature of collaboration between entrepreneurs and other members of the new-venture team, ... More

The Communicative Constitution of Entrepreneurship  

Timothy Kuhn and Dana Marshall

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2019
This chapter pursues a novel conception of communication to highlight the collaborative processes associated with entrepreneurship. In contrast to a representational stance in which ... More

The Contingent Effect of Team Composition on the Performance of Entrepreneurial Teams  

Serghei Musaji and Julio De Castro

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2019
Despite the continuous interest in studying entrepreneurial teams, the relationship between team composition and, particularly, team diversity and performance remains fertile ground for ... More

Definitions, Diversity and Development: Key Debates in Family Business Research  

Carole Howorth, Mary Rose, and Eleanor Hamilton

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
This article begins with an examination of definitions of family firms. The debate about what constitutes a family firm is every bit as complex as the definition of an entrepreneur. This ... More

Determinants of Small firm survival and growth  

Robert Cressy

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
Many excellent surveys of the literature on business growth and survival have appeared in the last decade. This article focuses on small firm literature on survival and growth, drawing on ... More

Enterprise Culture  

Marina Della-Giusta and Zella King

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
This article first looks at the rationale for adopting an ‘enterprise culture project’, with specific reference to the case of Britain from the 1980s to the present. It then considers how ... More

Entrepreneurship and Management Buy-outs  

Douglas Michael Wright and Andrew Burrows

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
This article takes a broader perspective that encompasses both traditional agency-based explanations of buy-outs as well as recognizing the buy-out phenomenon as a vehicle for ... More

Entrepreneurship and Professional Service Firms  

Markus Reihlen and Andreas Werr

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Aug 2015
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Oct 2015
Research on entrepreneurship in professional services is rather limited. The authors argue that one reason why the two fields of professional services and entrepreneurship have operated in ... More

Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship  

Anuradha Basu

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
This article reviews the existing theoretical and empirical literature on ethnic entrepreneurship. It primarily focuses on empirical research conducted in Britain and the United States. It ... More

Family Founding Teams, Internal and External Collaboration, and New Venture Growth  

Suho Han, Sae Young Lee, and Melissa E. Graebner

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2019
Despite the prevalence of spousal, sibling, and parent–child ties within venture founding teams, little research has examined how family relationships among founders influence early ... More

Institutions and the Embedded Entrepreneur  

Maryann Feldman and Paige Clayton

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2019
This chapter examines the relationship between entrepreneurs and the communities in which they are embedded. It argues that the actions of entrepreneurs and their firms are contextually ... More

Interorganizational Collaboration and Start-Up Innovation  

Vikas Aggarwal and Andy Wu

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2019
This chapter presents an overview of the literature on collaborative relationships between start-ups and incumbent firms, focusing on the implications of these relationships for start-up ... More

The Interplay of Entrepreneurship and Collaboration  

Jeffrey J. Reuer, Sharon F. Matusik, and Jessica Jones

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2019
The role of collaboration in entrepreneurship spans across different contexts, varied theoretical perspectives, and multiple units of analysis. This chapter introduces The Oxford Handbook ... More

Microfoundations of Collaboration in Entrepreneurship  

Carlo Salvato

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2019
This chapter illustrates a multilevel framework to understand the microfoundations of collaboration in entrepreneurship. Early scholars saw the identification and exploitation of ... More

The Paradox of Control Through Collaboration in Effectual Entrepreneurship  

Saras Sarasvathy and Nicholas Dew

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2019
At the heart of entrepreneurial collaboration is a tension: Entrepreneurs need people to grow their ventures, but in bringing people on board, they fear loss of control of the ventures they ... More

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