Socioemotional Wealth As A Mixed Gamble: Revisiting Family Firm R&D Investments With The Behavioral Agency Model, 2014 Melbourne Business School
Socioemotional Wealth As A Mixed Gamble: Revisiting Family Firm R&D Investments With The Behavioral Agency Model, Luis R. Gomez-Mejia Dr, Joanna Campbell Dr, Geoffrey P. Martin Dr, Marianna Makri Dr, David Sirmon Dr, Robert Hoskisson Dr
Geoffrey P Martin
Theoretical explanations for family firm under-investment in R&D relative to non-family firms remain nascent. We revisit this question using a refinement to the behavioral agency model (BAM) – the mixed gamble – that allows us to examine the socioemotional trade-offs that R&D represents for the family firm and how this differentiates their R&D investment decision from non-family firms. We do so in an empirical context where R&D investment is of greatest importance – high technology industries. Moreover, we examine three contingencies that allow us to explore heterogeneity across family firms in their R&D decisions due to their effect ...
Organizational Ingenuity And The Paradox Of Embedded Agency: The Case Of The Embryonic Ontario Solar Energy Industry, Kent Walker Dr., Francine Schlosser Dr., David Deephouse Dr.
Odette School of Business Publications
We examine organizational ingenuity within the paradox of embedded agency where organizational stakeholders are constrained in their behaviors by institutions, yet also influence and change these institutions. In this study organizational ingenuity represents the agency component and institutional constraints the embedded component. We build theory about ingenuity from a four-year case study of the embryonic Ontario solar industry. There were two major institutional constraints, limited grid access and political uncertainty. These led to four ingenuity strategies that emerged at different times and levels of analysis that challenged, complied with, or escaped the constraints. We combine these findings to develop a ...
Ebv Librarianship: Helping Disabled Veterans With Business Research, 2013 The Florida State University
Ebv Librarianship: Helping Disabled Veterans With Business Research, Jared Hoppenfeld, Norman Trip Wyckoff, Jo Ann J. Henson, Jenna N. Mayotte, Hal P. Kirkwood
Library Faculty Publications
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities is a national educational program that helps post-9/11 veterans discover their dreams of starting their own businesses. Although their story has been well documented, one story that has not been told is that of a group of business librarians who support the program. The authors present unique services and resources made available to participants of this program and discuss some of the challenges, results, and future aspirations of library support.
Crafting A Career Out Of Beer, 2013 Singapore Management University
Crafting A Career Out Of Beer, Singapore Management University
Craft beers may be trendy, but making a profit on them can be challenging.
Introduction: Coping With Change - Understanding Ethnic Chinese Business Behavior, 2013 Singapore Management University
Introduction: Coping With Change - Understanding Ethnic Chinese Business Behavior, Chang Yau Hoon
Chang Yau HOON
No abstract provided.
Evolving Chineseness, Ethnicity And Business: The Making Of Ethnic Chinese As A 'Market-Dominant Minority' In Indonesia, 2013 Singapore Management University
Evolving Chineseness, Ethnicity And Business: The Making Of Ethnic Chinese As A 'Market-Dominant Minority' In Indonesia, Chang Yau Hoon
Chang Yau HOON
No abstract provided.
India Starts To Open Up, 2013 Singapore Management University
India Starts To Open Up, Singapore Management University
Investors have often shied away from India, citing the difficulties inherent in its notoriously difficult businesss landscape. Yet there is a lot of money to be made in India, Dr S Narayan, Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore, told Perspectives@SMU. Many companies seem reluctant to carry out sufficient market entry analysis, he says, despite the policy changes now taking place in the world’s tenth largest economy.
The Relationship Of Personality To Entrepreneurial Performance: An Examination Of Openness To Experience Facets, 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Relationship Of Personality To Entrepreneurial Performance: An Examination Of Openness To Experience Facets, Adam R. Smith
The role of personality has resurfaced in entrepreneurship research. The results surrounding the broad personality traits have varied. Although openness to experience has been found to generally have a positive relationship with entrepreneurial intentions and performance (e.g., Zhao, Seibert, & Lumpkin, 2010), conflicting and inconsistent results have emerged (e.g., Baron & Markman, 2004; Ciaverella, Buchholtz, Riordan, Gatewood, & Stokes, 2004). Therefore, an in-depth look at the facets of openness to experience may offer additional information.
The present investigation used a sample of founder/owners and examined the facets of openness to: fantasy, aesthetics, feelings, actions, ideas, and values. Specifically, it was hypothesized that openness to fantasy, aesthetics, and feelings were negatively related to entrepreneurial ...
Startups And Communication Strategies: Swinging For The Fences, 2013 McMaster University
Startups And Communication Strategies: Swinging For The Fences, Meghan Chayka, David Waslen
Journal of Professional Communication
This commentary discusses the importance of data to the sports performance measurement industry, demonstrating how media analysis can lead to exciting new business startups. Using the examples of two mature companies, Sabermetrics and Sports Universal Process, as well as new sports analytics start-up, Stathletes, the authors highlight how communication strategy is an important part of start-up success to help scale, increase profit and create value for their consumers. The competition to provide the highest quality of advanced analytics has become fierce. Identifying the right timing for the strategy given the stage of the business is critical to position the start-up ...
Women As Leaders In Differing Microfinance Models, 2013 Salve Regina University
Women As Leaders In Differing Microfinance Models, Rae M. Randleman
Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought
One of the original microfinance institutions (MFIs) is Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and the founder of the bank is Muhammad Yunus (2007). Yunus (2007) initiated a discourse that stated that microloans granted to women resulted in, among other things, increased female empowerment. Much of the global microfinance industry (MFI) has mimicked Yunus’ focus on women and thus created a global master narrative which stated that the capitalist system of credit provided to marginalized women can alleviate poverty and empower women. Other development organizations contend that by itself microfinance cannot empower women; empowerment also requires long-term efforts to influence change in ...
The Impact Of Post-Acquisition Autonomy Upon Small To Medium Enterprise Integration Success, 2013 Kennesaw State University
The Impact Of Post-Acquisition Autonomy Upon Small To Medium Enterprise Integration Success, Robert Weichel Reich
Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects
Most theories in merger and acquisition (M&A) research use an individual or group level of analysis and address behavioral issues in M&A integration and adaptation. Relatively few studies apply a firm level analysis to investigate strategic issues pertaining to autonomy and decision-making authority. This study used neo-institutional theory to investigate the relationship between acquired firm autonomy and integration success at the firm level. It also sought to identify possible moderating impacts of an acquired firm’s pre-acquisition organizational archetype, e.g. professionally managed private, or founder owned and operated, as well as the acquired firm’s leadership experience ...
New Venture Creation Mode: Differences Between Nascent Intrapreneurs And Nascent Entrepreneurs, 2013 Western University
New Venture Creation Mode: Differences Between Nascent Intrapreneurs And Nascent Entrepreneurs, Matthias A. Tietz
University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
The process of new venture creation continues to fascinate practitioners and academics alike for its widespread and fundamental impact on all market economies. New ventures contribute to the economy through the jobs they create and by enhancing productivity resulting in increased economic prosperity and growth. Such important contributions underline the considerable merit attributed to understanding the determinants and consequences of new venture creation. There is little disagreement that personal, organizational, opportunity, cultural, institutional factors, etc. influence the creation of new ventures. The challenge remains to determine which factors have what kind of influence on new venture creation.
In this thesis ...
The Strategic Planning Process In Complex Settings: The Case Of Construction Professional Service Firms, 2013 Dublin Institute of Technology
The Strategic Planning Process In Complex Settings: The Case Of Construction Professional Service Firms, Roisin Murphy, Iain Henderson
No abstract provided.
Principles And Practices Of Bar And Beverage Management, 2013 Dublin Institute of Technology
Principles And Practices Of Bar And Beverage Management, James Peter Murphy
Principles and Practices of Bar and Beverage Management is a comprehensive text and resource book designed to explain the latest developments and new complexities of managing modern bars - be they stand alone or part of larger institutions such as hotels and resorts.
Consumer expectations have changed, and a bar today must deliver an integrated social experience in a safe modern environment, which also offers the latest products and services in a professional and engaging fashion. Against a background of increasing competition and an increasingly sophisticated customer base, this text has been designed to support the bar and beverage skills of ...
The Principles And Practices Of Bar And Beverage Management - The Drinks Handbook, 2013 Dublin Institute of Technology
The Principles And Practices Of Bar And Beverage Management - The Drinks Handbook, James Peter Murphy
The bar and drinks business is hugely competitive. The key to success or failure between the many beverages and services offered in any bar is the employees who make, market, sell and serve them. Customer expectation and demand is constantly increasing and so it’s crucial for all staff to have comprehensive product knowledge and superior specialized service skills.
The Principles and Practices of Bar and Beverage Management - The Drinks Handbook is an authoritative resource and comprehensive training guide, essential for all students, bartenders, sommeliers, mixologists, waiters and food and beverage practitioners the world over. Written and configured in an ...
Rhody's Run For Dana Farber 5k, 2013 University of Rhode Island
Rhody's Run For Dana Farber 5k, Mark Albanese, Bryan Poston
Senior Honors Projects
The event itself was designed to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. In the early stages of the project, it was clear that a charity event would have the largest impact both on our experiential learning as well as the community as a whole. Dana-Farber was selected as the events beneficiary due to their impressive contributions to cancer research worldwide. While the success of the project isn't solely determined by charitable contributions we collected, it provided a form of measurement of progress throughout the semester. With the goal of simultaneously promoting student health, the event was ...
The State Of Entrepreneurship In Turkey, 2013 Pace University
The State Of Entrepreneurship In Turkey, Mary Tracy
Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship
The efficiency-driven economy of Turkey is growing at a very fast rate, but not yet considered to be at an innovative stage. One way of getting there is having a high presence of entrepreneurship. The aim of this research is to show that with improvements in the procedures to start a business and developments within the financial sector, Turkey will abound with entrepreneurial activity. The study first defines entrepreneurship and its relationship with society and the economy. Next, the report provides a summary of the process of entrepreneurship, its barriers to entry, its necessities, and its outcomes. From this, the ...
From Craft To Industry: The Boat Builders Of Holland, 2013 Hope College
From Craft To Industry: The Boat Builders Of Holland, Geoffrey D. Reynolds
The article From Craft to Industry: The Boat Builders of Holland is an article concerning the history of ship and boat building in the Holland, Michigan area from 1836-2013.
Marketing Opportunities For Small-Scale Organic Wine Producers In Slovenia: Proposing A Wine Cluster Model, 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Marketing Opportunities For Small-Scale Organic Wine Producers In Slovenia: Proposing A Wine Cluster Model, Maja Djorcev
The organic wine sector provides high quality artisan products as well as public goods and services and is gaining an importance in a global context. As such, this approach to wine production is seen as a potentially significant source of economic development and an initiator of change in local, rural areas. However, despite recent growing public and scientific interest in alternative approaches farming, organic wine production is still poorly researched.
This thesis focuses on examining the characteristics, challenges, and goals of the organic wine sector in Slovenia through the eyes of ten participant winemakers. Each participant winemaker is a small-scale ...
Betaspring: Entrepreneurship In Startup Accelerators, 2013 Bryant University
Betaspring: Entrepreneurship In Startup Accelerators, Matthew Mason Los Kamp
Honors Projects in Management
This case has three areas of focus: the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the United States, the startup accelerator industry (with a focus on Betaspring), and the story of a startup, 121nexus, that went through the Betaspring program. The case discusses how recent innovations in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, such as crowdsourcing through Kickstarter, and the growing number of startups connecting with angel investors through AngelList have affected a startup’s traditional first choice of funding, venture capital. In looking at the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the United States a brief history of Silicon Valley is covered as this area is considered the most ...