Institutional Forces - The invisible hand that shapes venture ideas?
2006 (English)In: International Small Business Journal, ISSN 0266-2426, Vol. 24, no 2, 115-131 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
theory is employed for examining how and to what extent external
pressure leads to changes in the venture idea during the start-up
and early life of new, knowledge-intensive ventures. From a
population of 321 young, knowledge-intensive firms that underwent a
training program at Linköping University, Sweden, structured
telephone interview data were obtained from 167 firms. The results
confirmed that the venture idea had undergone more change in
ventures that had more external owners a dominant customer, and an
incubator location. The results imply that institutional theory is
a meaningful tool for understanding why and how venture ideas
change over time.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 24, no 2, 115-131 p.
business opportunity: customers; external owners; idea; incubator location; institutional forces
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-33879DOI: 10.1177/0266242606061834Local ID: 19955OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-33879DiVA: diva2:254702