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von Briel, F., Davidsson, P. & Recker, J. (2018). Digital Technologies as External Enablers of New Venture Creation in the IT Hardware Sector. Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 42(1), 47-69
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital Technologies as External Enablers of New Venture Creation in the IT Hardware Sector
2018 (English)In: Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, ISSN 1042-2587, E-ISSN 1540-6520, Vol. 42, no 1, p. 47-69Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We develop theory about how and when digital technologies enable new venture creation processes. We identify two fundamental properties of digital technologies-specificity and relationality-and develop propositions that link these properties to six enabling mechanisms: compression, conservation, expansion, substitution, combination, and generation. We use the linked properties and mechanisms to determine how and when in the venture creation process-from prospecting to developing to exploiting-digital technologies have enabled start-ups in the IT hardware sector and develop stage-dependent propositions about their sector-level effects. We conclude our theorizing by discussing its implications beyond digital technologies and the IT hardware sector.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2018
Keywords
digital technologies; external enablers; hardware start-ups; entrepreneurship as a process; IT hardware sector
National Category
Business Administration Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41002 (URN)10.1177/1042258717732779 (DOI)000428026600003 ()2-s2.0-85053542834 (Scopus ID)IHHCeFEOIS (Local ID)IHHCeFEOIS (Archive number)IHHCeFEOIS (OAI)
Available from: 2018-07-18 Created: 2018-07-18 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Davidsson, P., Recker, J. & von Briel, F. (2018). External enablement of new venture creation: A framework. Academy of Management Perspectives
Open this publication in new window or tab >>External enablement of new venture creation: A framework
2018 (English)In: Academy of Management Perspectives, ISSN 1558-9080, E-ISSN 1943-4529Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In searching for conceptualizations that offer an alternative perspective to “entrepreneurial opportunities”, the notion of external enablers has recently been suggested for capturing the influence on entrepreneurial action and outcomes exerted by external conditions like new technologies, regulatory or demographic shifts, and changes to the socio-cultural, economic, political, or natural environments. We take the external enabler perspective several steps further. We develop a new framework that conceptualizes external enablers in terms of their characteristics, roles, and mechanisms and detail their implications for entrepreneurial action and outcomes. We argue that this framework provides a more productive perspective for theorizing about the influence of external, actor-independent factors on venture creation processes than Discovery Theory’s notion of objective, pre-existing opportunities. At the same time, it is compatible with the dynamic-agentic view of new venture creation proposed by varieties of Creation Theory. For researchers who are interested in instances of societal change from a sociological or historical vantage point, the framework facilitates theorizing across such instances and about the microfoundations of aggregate-level changes. Additional domains that can benefit from our new framework include design- and strategy-oriented research and practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academy of Management, 2018
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-40636 (URN)10.5465/amp.2017.0163 (DOI)XYZ ()
Available from: 2018-06-20 Created: 2018-06-20 Last updated: 2018-06-20
Gruenhagen, J. H., Sawang, S., Gordon, S. R. & Davidsson, P. (2018). International experience, growth aspirations, and the internationalisation of new ventures. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 16(3), 421-440
Open this publication in new window or tab >>International experience, growth aspirations, and the internationalisation of new ventures
2018 (English)In: Journal of International Entrepreneurship, ISSN 1570-7385, E-ISSN 1573-7349, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 421-440Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of the breadth and depth of international experience on subsequent new venture internationalisation and to what extent growth aspirations moderate these relationships. Drawing upon previous literature on international new ventures, human capital and growth aspirations, we tested our hypotheses using longitudinal data from the Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE). Our results support the hypothesis that breadth of international experience has a positive impact on internationalisation. Depth of international experience on its own does not predict subsequent internationalisation activities. However, results support our hypothesis that the interplay of a high growth aspiration and depth of international experience has a positive effect on internationalisation activities. Our study contributes to the research stream on new venture internationalisation by distinguishing between breadth and depth of international experience, suggesting that these dimensions are differentially linked to internationalisation. Further, we test for interaction effects between international experience and growth aspirations. We thereby add to the knowledge by illustrating that some types of human capital are only utilised when accompanied by growth aspirations. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2018
Keywords
Growth aspirations, Human capital, International experience, International new ventures, Internationalisation activities
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-40138 (URN)10.1007/s10843-018-0232-9 (DOI)000445374000005 ()2-s2.0-85047830284 (Scopus ID)IHHÖvrigtIS (Local ID)IHHÖvrigtIS (Archive number)IHHÖvrigtIS (OAI)
Available from: 2018-06-12 Created: 2018-06-12 Last updated: 2018-12-07Bibliographically approved
von Briel, F., Recker, J. & Davidsson, P. (2018). Not all digital venture ideas are created equal: Implications for venture creation processes. Journal of strategic information systems, 27(4), 278-295
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Not all digital venture ideas are created equal: Implications for venture creation processes
2018 (English)In: Journal of strategic information systems, ISSN 0963-8687, E-ISSN 1873-1198, Vol. 27, no 4, p. 278-295Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Digital ventures are formed around ideas that have digital artifacts at their core. We develop theory that explains how the composition of digital artifacts influences venture creation processes. First, we develop propositions that link differences in the embodiment and coupling of digital artifact components to tensions in venture creation process inputs, behaviors, and outputs. Second, we link compositional differences in digital artifacts to differences in venture creation process initiation, duration, and outcome. Our theorizing establishes a foundation for future research on digital artifacts within and beyond entrepreneurship contexts, and for future research on entrepreneurship within and beyond digital artifact contexts. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Digital entrepreneurship, Digital ventures, Hardware ventures, New venture ideas, Software ventures, Venture creation process, Information systems, All digital, Compositional difference, Digital artifacts, New ventures, Venture creation, Management information systems
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41275 (URN)10.1016/j.jsis.2018.06.002 (DOI)000454970900002 ()2-s2.0-85049557836 (Scopus ID)IHHÖvrigtIS (Local ID)IHHÖvrigtIS (Archive number)IHHÖvrigtIS (OAI)
Funder
Australian Research Council
Available from: 2018-08-28 Created: 2018-08-28 Last updated: 2019-01-18Bibliographically approved
Shim, J. & Davidsson, P. (2018). Shorter than we thought: The duration of venture creation processes. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 9, 10-16
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Shorter than we thought: The duration of venture creation processes
2018 (English)In: Journal of Business Venturing Insights, ISSN 2352-6734, Vol. 9, p. 10-16Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study aims to discern the duration of venture creation processes that end in successful venture emergence as well as those ending with abandonment. Discerning duration is essential to understand a process since every process unfolds over time. However, identifying correct venture creation duration is tricky because available panel data sets in entrepreneurship are length biased toward long duration due to left truncation. In order to adjust this problem, we applied Inverse Probability Weighting (IPW) and analyzed the venture creation duration of 1673 nascent ventures in the Harmonized PSED (Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics). The weighting analyses for the duration show that the emergence chance is maximized around three months after inception of the process, implying that venture creation in the typical case is faster and simpler than previously believed. Past three months the emergence chance decreases, whereas the abandonment hazard constantly increases over time and surpasses the emergence chance after seven months. The results show that weighing strongly influences duration time estimates and also can influence other estimates based on samples using the same type of sampling mechanism. Thus we conclude that IPW should be considered for all analyses using this type of data. Our study offers a possible interpretation of the different mechanisms of emergence and abandonment and provides guidance and insights for future studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Duration, Inverse Probability Weighting, IPW, Venture creation process, Venture emergence, Venturing effort abandonment
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38303 (URN)10.1016/j.jbvi.2017.12.003 (DOI)2-s2.0-85038262079 (Scopus ID)IHHÖvrigtIS (Local ID)IHHÖvrigtIS (Archive number)IHHÖvrigtIS (OAI)
Available from: 2017-12-29 Created: 2017-12-29 Last updated: 2017-12-30Bibliographically approved
Davidsson, P. (2017). A future of entrepreneurship research: domain, data, theory, and impact. In: G. Ahmetoglu, T. Chamorro-Premuzic, B. Klinger and T. Karcisky (Ed.), The Wiley handbook of entrepreneurship: (pp. 3-23). John Wiley & Sons
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A future of entrepreneurship research: domain, data, theory, and impact
2017 (English)In: The Wiley handbook of entrepreneurship / [ed] G. Ahmetoglu, T. Chamorro-Premuzic, B. Klinger and T. Karcisky, John Wiley & Sons, 2017, p. 3-23Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter offers some “business school researcher” observations and speculations about current and possible future developments in the field of entrepreneurship research. Particular topics include the delineation of the “entrepreneurship research” field and community; data and data sources; the quest for increased theoretical precision, and demands for practical relevance and real-world impact. The chapter concludes that the future of entrepreneurship research offers both challenges and opportunities, and that it will remain an exciting field for scholarly study.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2017
Keywords
entrepreneurship research, data sources, theoretical precision, statistical significance, rigor, relevance, impact
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-37348 (URN)10.1002/9781118970812.ch1 (DOI)2-s2.0-85034406142 (Scopus ID)9781118970836 (ISBN)9781118970812 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-09-20 Created: 2017-09-20 Last updated: 2017-12-30Bibliographically approved
Davidsson, P., Baker, T. & Senyard, J. M. (2017). A measure of entrepreneurial bricolage behavior. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 23(1), 114-135
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A measure of entrepreneurial bricolage behavior
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, ISSN 1355-2554, E-ISSN 1758-6534, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 114-135Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The majority of emerging and young firms work under resource constraints. This has made researchers highlight the importance of resourcefulness. Perhaps the most important theoretical development in this context is the emerging, behavioral theory of entrepreneurial bricolage. However, although academic interest is increasing, research on entrepreneurial bricolage has been hampered by the lack of robust instruments that allow large-scale theory testing. The purpose is to help fill this void. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and contents of a novel measure of entrepreneurial bricolage behavior and assesses its validity. The measure is intended to be applicable in broadly based, quantitative studies.

Design/methodology/approach

The instrument was developed as a unidimensional, reflective measure. Standard protocols for scale development were followed. The validation uses primary, longitudinal data from four samples of nascent and young firms as well as published, cross-sectional evidence from another four samples representing different contexts and variations to the data collection procedure.

Findings

Promising results are reported concerning the reliability as well as the discriminant and nomological validity of the measure. Based on the pre-testing and validation experiences guidelines are also provided for attempts at further improvements.

Originality/value

This paper presents a novel measure developed by the authors, which holds promise for being a useful tool for future research on the prevalence, antecedents, and consequences of entrepreneurial bricolage. Previously, no established measure of entrepreneurial bricolage behavior existed, and the few partial measures appearing in the literature have not been comprehensively evaluated. Thus, we offer a comprehensive and elaborate presentation of a measure only briefly introduced in Davidsson (2016) and Senyard et al., (2014).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2017
Keywords
Entrepreneurs, Start-ups, Research methods, Bricolage
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34649 (URN)10.1108/IJEBR-11-2015-0256 (DOI)000395667300009 ()2-s2.0-85008367674 (Scopus ID)IHHÖvrigtIS (Local ID)IHHÖvrigtIS (Archive number)IHHÖvrigtIS (OAI)
Available from: 2017-01-10 Created: 2017-01-10 Last updated: 2018-01-19Bibliographically approved
Davidsson, P. (2017). Entrepreneurial opportunities as propensities: Do Ramoglou & Tsang move the field forward?. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 7, 82-85
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entrepreneurial opportunities as propensities: Do Ramoglou & Tsang move the field forward?
2017 (English)In: Journal of Business Venturing Insights, ISSN 2352-6734, Vol. 7, p. 82-85Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Ramoglou & Tsang's (R&T) article “A realist perspective of entrepreneurship: Opportunities as propensities” is a recent, potentially influential addition to the literature on “entrepreneurial opportunities”. This short communication argues that R&T's intellectual exercise largely fails to move matters forward on the two most central problems with prior research on “entrepreneurial opportunities”, namely 1) lack of construct clarity and 2) slow progress regarding how characteristics of “entrepreneurial opportunities” give shape to entrepreneurial action and outcomes. I suggest that entrepreneurship researchers should avoid the detour of conceptually dichotomizing complex and empirically non-tractable sets of external circumstances into “opportunities” vs. “non-opportunities” and instead direct attention to multi-dimensional and continuous variation in “those [evolving] entities which entrepreneurs actually evaluate and [sometimes] act upon” (and which should not be mislabeled as “opportunities”). For this endeavor, the notion of “agency-intensity” is the primary take-away from R&T's study.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Opportunity; New venture idea; Construct clarity; Research implications; Realism
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29810 (URN)10.1016/j.jbvi.2016.02.002 (DOI)2-s2.0-84975478907 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-04-21 Created: 2016-04-21 Last updated: 2017-12-09Bibliographically approved
Kim, J. & Davidsson, P. (2017). Entrepreneurship is no longer the young’s game? A cross-sectional, cross-country study of senior entrepreneurship. In: : . Paper presented at 37th Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), Norman, USA, 7–10 Jun 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entrepreneurship is no longer the young’s game? A cross-sectional, cross-country study of senior entrepreneurship
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41728 (URN)
Conference
37th Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), Norman, USA, 7–10 Jun 2017
Available from: 2018-10-02 Created: 2018-10-02 Last updated: 2018-10-02Bibliographically approved
Davidsson, P. (2017). Reflections on misgivings about “dismantling” the opportunity construct. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 7, 65-67
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reflections on misgivings about “dismantling” the opportunity construct
2017 (English)In: Journal of Business Venturing Insights, ISSN 2352-6734, Vol. 7, p. 65-67Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-35376 (URN)10.1016/j.jbvi.2017.03.004 (DOI)2-s2.0-85016480750 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-04-18 Created: 2017-04-18 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
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