Academic logic and corporate entrepreneurial intentions: A study of the interaction between cognitive and institutional factors in new firms

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Title: Academic logic and corporate entrepreneurial intentions: A study of the interaction between cognitive and institutional factors in new firms
Author(s): Fini, R
Toschi, L
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: This article studies the extent to which corporate entrepreneurial intentions are enacted differently by academic and non-academic entrepreneurs. Using constructs from cognitive research and exploiting the theory of institutional logics, we observe that academic entrepreneurs, notwithstanding their engagement in entrepreneurship, still implement their corporate entrepreneurial intentions acting in accordance with the academic institutional environment to which they belong. Using a matched-pairs research design, our results show that academic entrepreneurs (compared to non-academic ones) leverage their awareness of technical competencies significantly more and their entrepreneurial self-efficacy and awareness of managerial skills considerably less. We discuss the theoretical and managerial implications related to how cognitive and institutional factors interact to foster entrepreneurial value in newly established firms.
Publication Date: 22-Apr-2016
Date of Acceptance: 1-Feb-2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/40272
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242615575760
ISSN: 1741-2870
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Start Page: 637
End Page: 659
Journal / Book Title: International Small Business Journal
Volume: 34
Issue: 5
Copyright Statement: © 2015 The Author(s). The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in International Small Business Journal, Vol.34, Issue 5, Apr-2016 by Sage Publications Ltd.
Keywords: Social Sciences
Business
Management
Business & Economics
Academic entrepreneurship
Corporate entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial behavior and intention
Institutional logics
Newly established firms
Spin-off ventures
SELF-EFFICACY
Mediating role
Performance
Knowledge
Industry
Perceptions
Management
Resources
Creation
Business & Management
Business And Management
Marketing
Publication Status: Published
Open Access location: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2562797
Appears in Collections:Imperial College Business School



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