Online Signals from the Entrepreneur and Their Implications on Perceived Organizational Support

16 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2018

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Kipp Krukowski

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater - Spears School of Business

Jamie Leonard

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater

Lawrence White

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater

Date Written: August 28, 2018

Abstract

Entrepreneurs creating new ventures must convince stakeholders that their organizations will survive. Job candidates must perform online research about entrepreneurs due to the lack of available history of new ventures. The information that they uncover about the entrepreneur may lead to the development of an opinion of the level of perceived organizational support that the new venture will provide. This study intends to explore what causes job candidates to accept employment with new ventures by understanding what online signals from entrepreneurial owners lead to their perception that the firm will provide them with organizational support. The study intends to provide entrepreneurs with an understanding of the implications of providing too much or too little online background information for potential stakeholders to uncover and develop opinions of entrepreneurs and the perceived level of organizational support that will be provided.

Suggested Citation

Krukowski, Kipp and Leonard, Jamie and White, Lawrence, Online Signals from the Entrepreneur and Their Implications on Perceived Organizational Support (August 28, 2018). 2018 Engaged Management Scholarship Conference: Philadelphia, PA. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3240227 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3240227

Kipp Krukowski (Contact Author)

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater - Spears School of Business ( email )

201 Business
Stillwater, OK 74078-0555
United States

Jamie Leonard

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater

Stillwater, OK 74078-0555
United States

Lawrence White

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater ( email )

Stillwater, OK 74078-0555
United States

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