Session Details: Session 1079

Entrepreneurship in Context: International and Institutional Influences

Track K

Date: Monday, October 13, 2008


Time: 17:00 – 18:15


Room: Salon 20

Session Chair:
Klaus Uhlenbruck, University of Montana

Title: Entrepreneurial Strategies for Emerging Markets


  • Jamie Collins, Baylor University
  • Klaus Uhlenbruck, University of Montana
  • Christopher Reutzel, Sam Houston State University

Abstract: In spite of the practical and theoretical importance of examining entrepreneurship in emerging markets, few studies have done so. In a recent review of research on entrepreneurship in emerging markets, Bruton and colleagues (2008) found that less than one half of one percent of entrepreneurship articles focused on emerging markets. In order to address this gap in extant research we draw upon resource-based logic to argue that the most successful entrepreneurial ventures in India will tend to be those who have an ability to effectively acquire and leverage resources despite the challenges presented by the institutional voids characteristic of the Indian markets. Specifically, we argue that Indian entrepreneurial firms will pursue various options for acquiring resources that can contribute to their performance.

Title: First-Mover Advantages in the International Diffusion of Internet-Based Business Models


  • Jantje Halberstadt, Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • Alexander Nicolai, University of Oldenburg

Abstract: Do first-mover advantages in the internet exist? This article examines this question empirically and expands on the existing debate by taking further aspects into consideration. Firstly, the topic will be examined from an international perspective by analyzing the national markets of four business models in 30 countries. This approach makes it possible to differentiate between global and national pioneers. Secondly, network effects, a key aspect in the question of first-mover advantages, will be examined more closely. In contrast to the existing literature, here we will differentiate between network effects with different qualities. Our studies show that first-mover advantages are particularly evident where network effects are stronger. This is more pronounced for national first-movers, as these can combine the advantages of both first-movers and later adopters.

Title: Institutional Contexts, the Management of Patent Portfolios and Public Policies Supporting New Entrepreneurial Ventures


  • Giovanni Battista Dagnino, University of Catania
  • Arabella Mocciaro, University of Palermo
  • Daniela Baglieri, University of Messina

Abstract: This paper aims to contribute to our understanding of the relationships between firm strategies, the design of institutional contexts on behalf of public agents and the stimulation of diffused entrepreneurship within the economic system. In particular, it analyzes the way in which firm patent portfolio management strategies may systematically hinder the emergence of entrepreneurial endeavours within the economic system and, on this basis, critically discusses how the acknowledgement of these interactions should influence the design of public policies at the economic system level. Being essentially explorative in nature, the paper will bring to light conceptual arguments and explore in depth their normative potential in terms of policy making using of series of data taken from a set of microcases of different institutional contexts and economic sectors (the biotech and nanotech ones).

Title: Is Entrepreneur-Politician Alliance Sustainable During Transition? The Case of Management Buyouts in China


  • Pei Sun, Fudan University
  • Mike Wright, Imperial College London
  • Kamel Mellahi, University of Warwick

Abstract: This paper explores the dynamic interactions between entrepreneurs and politicians in transition China through an unconventional lens of management buyouts (MBOs). We identify three stylized outcomes of entrepreneur-politician alliances: Privatization buyouts by entrepreneurs, partial MBOs involving a mixed ownership between entrepreneurs and government bodies, and failed MBOs implying the collapse of the original allaince. Drawing on the rent appropriation literature, we treat Chinese MBOs as a bargaining, clarification, and redistribution of organizational rent between entrepreneurs and politicians. On the basis of longitudinal studies of MBO cases, the paper further develops a model of entreprepreneur-politician bargaining that identifies the determinants of varying rent bargaining outcomes.

All Sessions in Track K...

Sun: 10:00 – 11:30
Session 1507: Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and its Relation to Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Sun: 13:00 – 14:30
Session 1607: University Entrepreneurship
Mon: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 1080: Ready, Set, GO! Launch Strategy and Performance
Session 1082: Corporate Venture Capital
Mon: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 1085: Small Firm Strategy
Mon: 17:00 – 18:15
Session 1079: Entrepreneurship in Context: International and Institutional Influences
Tue: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 1078: Entrepreneurial Orientation
Session 1083: IPOs: Causes and Consequences
Tue: 14:30 – 15:45
Session 1094: Learning and Performace in New Ventures
Wed: 10:00 – 11:15
Session 1087: Networks and New Ventures
Session 1097: Raising Capital - Risky Business!
Wed: 11:30 – 12:45
Session 1081: Venture Capital Investment: Worth the price?
Session 1099: Entrepreneurship Theory: Emerging Views

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