Book review: Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa
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by Richard T Harrison
6d ago
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Institutional reforms and entrepreneurial growth ambitions
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by Pourya Darnihamedani, Joern Hendrich Block, Justin Jansen
1M ago
International Small Business Journal, Ahead of Print. Institutional reforms have resulted in deep transformations of the global economy. Yet, the theoretical development and accumulating insights about the effects of institutional reforms on entrepreneurial outcomes have been inconclusive. Our study applies categorisation theory to argue that flexibility- and stability-enhancing reforms may affect entrepreneurial growth ambitions in distinct ways, depending on whether more innovative versus less innovative entrepreneurs perceive specific reforms as an opportunity or a threat. Our study employs ..read more
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‘All for one and one for all?’ Business angel groups as collective action
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by Tiago Botelho, Colin Mason
1M ago
International Small Business Journal, Ahead of Print. Angel investing has been transformed over the past two decades into a collective endeavour as angels have increasingly organised themselves into professionally-managed angel groups. A key role of the manager, typically termed the gatekeeper, is to undertake the initial screening of investment opportunities that the group attracts. We examine this activity through the lens of collective action using principal-agent theory to understand whether the gatekeeper (agent) acts in the best interests of the members (principal). Our study examines th ..read more
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Entrepreneurial finance and institutional logics in an emerging economy
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by Jirawat Worakantak, Robert Newbery, Jonathan Kimmitt
2M ago
International Small Business Journal, Ahead of Print. Entrepreneurs raise money from multiple funding sources over time; however, studies of entrepreneurial finance typically focus on a dyadic view based on Global North institutional scaffolds. Taking a contextualised approach that understands funding as situated in local conditions, this research explores the influence of an emerging economy context on a financing process that incorporates multiple sources. Based on analysis of 36 interviews with entrepreneurs and financiers in Thailand, the research offers a model that identifies emerging en ..read more
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Integrating emotion regulation, emotional intelligence, and emotion-focused coping in the entrepreneurial context: A review and research agenda
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by Lynn Schmodde, Marius Claus Wehner
2M ago
International Small Business Journal, Ahead of Print. Existing research in the entrepreneurial context tends to treat emotions as static phenomena, paying limited attention to the question of how entrepreneurs can actively shape their emotional experiences through emotion management to enhance their well-being and performance. Furthermore, the exploration of how entrepreneurs manage their emotions to sustain their entrepreneurial activities often employs different concepts and terminologies resulting in a fragmented literature that lacks continuity. To extract a common thread from this researc ..read more
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Book Review: Entrepreneurship and Universities: Pedagogical Perspectives and Philosophies
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by A A Bhasuri Bhagyani, Nilusha Gallage
2M ago
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Gendered crisis approach: Exploring the gendered impact of Iranian sanctions on nascent entrepreneurship outcomes
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by Pejvak Oghazi, Pankaj C Patel, Ali Hajighasemi
2M ago
International Small Business Journal, Ahead of Print. Using a gendered crisis approach, this study investigates the impact of sanctions on Iranian women’s nascent entrepreneurial behaviours. Using data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s individual-level data and sanctions intensity data on 10,781 individuals, aged 18–65 from 2008 to 2018, the findings indicate that sanctions lower the perceived opportunities to start a business for women more so than for men. Although sanctions did not influence perceived start-up skills, suggesting resilience among women amid the challenges, sanctions ..read more
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Always on par? How small- and medium-sized enterprises manage coopetition strategies to innovate with large firms
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by Oliver Gernsheimer, Johanna Gast, Dominik K. Kanbach
3M ago
International Small Business Journal, Ahead of Print. This article explores how entrepreneurial small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) manage coopetition strategies to innovate with large firms. While coopetition offers opportunities for innovation and growth, asymmetries between SMEs and large firms can provoke unilateral actions, opportunistic tactics, and knowledge theft which can undermine SME innovation power and jeopardise coopetition success. Based on a qualitative multiple-case study of 25 coopetitive innovation projects, each involving an SME and a large firm, we find that SMEs ma ..read more
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Legitimacy spillovers and hybrid rhetoric in crowdfunded microloans
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by James Bort, Todd W Moss, Maija Renko
3M ago
International Small Business Journal, Ahead of Print. Microfinance institutions (MFIs) operate in diverse institutional contexts and serve as the backbone for microenterprises typically excluded from traditional financial markets. At the same time, MFIs and the microenterprises they support solve tangible social problems, such as alleviating hunger, lifting people out of poverty and creating more sustainable communities. When appealing for resources, MFIs work with microenterprises to create rhetoric that communicates both the financial needs and the social good that supporting them can do. Bu ..read more
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The creation of collective enterprises for social impact: An agency perspective
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by Bérangère Deschamps, Romain Slitine
4M ago
International Small Business Journal, Volume 42, Issue 1, Page 14-38, February 2024. There is growing recognition of the important role that collective enterprises for social impact can play in resolving grand challenges. New forms of collective organisation are appearing on a global basis, yet we still know little about the process by which they are created. Paradoxically, the literature tends to rely on the concept of individual agency to explain the emergence of collective organisations. Based on inductive research of two French cases, our analysis unpacks the key role of collective agency ..read more
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