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Call for Manuscripts (PDW) - Knowledge Context of Entrepreneurship

  • 1.  Call for Manuscripts (PDW) - Knowledge Context of Entrepreneurship

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    Knowledge Context of Entrepreneurship, Pre-entry Capabilities, and New Ventures' Outcomes (PDW #12528) – Academy of Management 2021, Virtual
    Sponsors: STR & ENT Divisions
    Submission Deadline: May 31st, 2021
    Apologies for cross-posting
    Across different streams of literature in entrepreneurship and strategy, significant scholarly attention has been paid to the role of "knowledge context", where individuals identify their entrepreneurial ideas or accumulate resources as the basis for new venture formation (Agarwal & Shah, 2014). Scholars have pointed to the heterogeneity of these contexts (i.e., academic, corporate, employee, user) and highlighted that this heterogeneity might be a source of competitive advantage for new entrants. However, contributions have often been carried out in isolation and independent from each other, and only recently increasing attention has been devoted to the identification of the sources of heterogeneity as well as to the consequences of such heterogeneity for the performance of new ventures originating from different knowledge contexts. This PDW intends to bring together scholars interested in academic, corporate, employee, and user entrepreneurship to review these recent contributions, find a common thread, and identify some avenues for future developments. This would deepen and broaden our understanding of the role of knowledge context as an important driver of entrepreneurship and new firms' creation.
    PDW Format
    The PDW consists of two very interactive sessions. First, a panel of leading scholars will discuss important issues pertaining to organizational endowments and how heterogeneity in firms' resources in the form of pre-entry capabilities leads to heterogeneity in their performance outcomes. The second part of this PDW will feature two parallel paper feedback sessions in which admitted scholars will receive feedback on their submitted papers from distinguished scholars in the field.
    Panel of Scholars
    Bart Clarysse – ETH Zurich
    April Franco – University of Toronto
    Martin Ganco – University of Wisconsin
    Sonali Shah – University of Illinois at Urbana
    Scholars who wish to participate in the paper feedback session are requested to send a summary of their paper (max. 4 pages with PDW#12528 in the subject) by email to aliasghar.bahoo@unibocconi.it and to roberto.fontana@unipv.it no later than May 31st, 2021. Papers will be selected for presentation on the basis of quality and fit with the theme of the workshop. Authors of selected papers will be notified by June 14th, 2021. The deadline for sending the full manuscript is June 30th, 2021.

    Aliasghar Bahoo Torodi
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Bocconi University