Sonali Shah

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wohlers Hall

1206 South Sixth Street

Champaign, IL 61822

United States

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Scholarly Papers (16)

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The Accidental Entrepreneur: The Emergent and Collective Process of User Entrepreneurship

Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Vol. 1, pp. 123-140, Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Working Paper No. 04-054
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 02 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2013
Sonali Shah and Mary Tripsas
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Technology Management Group, College of Engineering, UC Santa Barbara
Downloads 887 (37,598)
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user entrepreneurship, user innovation communities, entrepreneurship process, collective creativity, emerging industries

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Motivation, Governance & the Viability of Hybrid Forms in Open Source Software Development

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 May 2006
Sonali Shah
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Downloads 655 (56,408)
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Open source software development, innovation, motivation, volunteers, governance

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Why Do User Communities Matter for Strategy?

Harvard Business School Strategy Unit Working Paper No. 19-126
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 21 Jun 2019
Sonali Shah and Frank Nagle
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Harvard Business School
Downloads 625 (60,000)
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Who are User Entrepreneurs? Findings on Innovation, Founder Characteristics, and Firm Characteristics (The Kauffman Firm Survey)

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 09 Mar 2012
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BI Norwegian Business School and University of Chicago - Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship
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kfs, kauffman firm survey, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, user entrepreneur, user, firm, firm formation

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How Communities Support Innovative Activities: An Exploration of Assistance and Sharing Among End-Users

Research Policy, Vol. 32, pp. 157-178, 2003
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 May 2006
Sonali Shah and Nikolaus Franke
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Vienna University of Economics and Business
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users, innovation, communities, diffusion

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When Do User Innovators Start Firms? A Theory of User Entrepreneurship

REVOLUTIONIZING INNOVATION: USERS, COMMUNITIES, AND OPEN INNOVATION, MIT Press, Forthcoming, Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Working Paper No. 12-078
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 06 Mar 2012
Sonali Shah and Mary Tripsas
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Technology Management Group, College of Engineering, UC Santa Barbara
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User entrepreneurship, users, open innovation, user communities, entrepreneurship, innovation, communities, technology commercialization

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Building Industries by Building Knowledge: Uncertainty Reduction Over Industry Milestones

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Research Paper No. 19-20
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 22 May 2019 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2020
Mahka Moeen, Rajshree Agarwal and Sonali Shah
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Downloads 331 (127,166)
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industry emergence, industry dynamics, nascent industries, emerging industries

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Open Beyond Software

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 30 Aug 2005
Sonali Shah
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Downloads 273 (155,243)
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innovation, users, property rights, entrepreneurship

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Jewels in the Crown: Exploring the Motivations and Team Building Processes of Employee Entrepreneurs

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 28 Apr 2017
Sonali Shah, Rajshree Agarwal and Raj Echambadi
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business and Independent
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Does Who Helps You Impact Your Behavior? Examining the Effects of Social Interactions on Knowledge Sharing in Online Communities

Harvard Business School Strategy Unit Working Paper No. 21-026
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2021
Eunkwang Seo, Frank Nagle and Sonali Shah
Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Harvard Business School and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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online communities, knowledge development, innovation

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A Time and a Place: Non-Profit Engagement in the Creation of Markets and Industry Emergence

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 17 Oct 2017
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Downloads 107 (342,866)
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Industry Evolution; Developing Economies; Social Entrepreneurship

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Pioneering Multi-Sided Digital Platforms: The Effect of Firm Characteristics and Platform Strategies on Pioneer Outcomes

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 19 Aug 2019
University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland - Department of Management & Organization and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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industry emergence, platform-based ecosystems, capabilities, alliances

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Athena's Birth: Triggers, Actors, and Actions Preceding Industry Inception

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 15 May 2017
Rajshree Agarwal, Mahka Moeen and Sonali Shah
University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Downloads 97 (365,707)
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Industry evolution, Industry emergence, Entrepreneurship, Nascent Industries

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David Overshadows Goliath: Specializing in Generality for Internationalization in the Global Mobile Money Industry

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 18 Feb 2021
University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland - Department of Management & Organization and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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industry emergence, internationalization, alliances, developing economies, innovation diffusion, entrepreneurship

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Building Better Theory by Bridging the Quantitative-Qualitative Divide

Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 43, No. 8, pp. 1821-1835, December 2006
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 Dec 2006
Sonali Shah and Kevin G. Corley
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Arizona State University - W. P. Carey School of Business
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Spinning an Entrepreneurial Career: The Role of Motivation & Attribution in Shaping Follow-On Careers of Employee Entrepreneurs

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 15 Jun 2022
Hyeonsuh Lee, Sonali Shah and Rajshree Agarwal
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business
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employee entrepreneurship, motivation, entrepreneurial careers, organization design