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Entrepreneurial Ideation and Organizational Performance: Imprinting Effects


Charles E. Eesley


Stanford University

David H. Hsu


University of Pennsylvania - Management Department

Edward B. Roberts


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center

January 6, 2014


Abstract:     
How does the relationship between the organizational context for venture idea formation and venture performance depend on the venture’s founding team and business environment? Using data from a survey of 2,067 firms, we show that venture ideas emerging from research lab contexts are imprinted in a way that is better aligned with a cooperative commercialization environment. Ideas from industry contexts are aligned with a competitive commercialization environment. We contribute to prior work by showing that imprinting can come both from how a venture idea interacts with the business environment and how those ideas interact with the type of founder.

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Keywords: entrepreneurship, imprinting, business environment, ideation, venture performance

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Date posted: January 6, 2014  

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Eesley, Charles E. and Hsu, David H. and Roberts, Edward B., Entrepreneurial Ideation and Organizational Performance: Imprinting Effects (January 6, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2375052 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2375052

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Charles E. Eesley (Contact Author)
Stanford University ( email )
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Stanford, CA 94305-9025
United States
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David H. Hsu
University of Pennsylvania - Management Department ( email )
The Wharton School
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6370
United States
215-746-0125 (Phone)
215-898-0401 (Fax)

Edward B. Roberts
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center ( email )
Cambridge, MA
United States
617-253-4934 (Phone)
617-253-2660 (Fax)
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