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Doing research on how new technologies, demographic shifts (ageing/migration?), socio-cultural trends (veganism?) or regulatory change (marijuana?) influence new venture creation? This is for you!

  • 1.  Doing research on how new technologies, demographic shifts (ageing/migration?), socio-cultural trends (veganism?) or regulatory change (marijuana?) influence new venture creation? This is for you!

    Posted 13 days ago

    As far as we're concerned, you are addressing External Enablers! And we might want to include your work in a planned PDW for the 2019 AoM Annual Meeting.

     

    In "Entrepreneurial Opportunities and the Entrepreneurship Nexus" (Davidsson (2015) I suggested the notion of External Enablers (EE) as a more workable approach than Shane and Venkataraman's (2000) opportunities to account for the role of objective, actor-independent circumstances in new venture creation. I defined EE as "A single, distinct, external circumstance, which has the potential of playing an essential role in eliciting and/or enabling a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors by several (potential) actors" and exemplified it as "Changes to technology, demography, culture, human needs and wants; institutional framework conditions, macro-economic conditions, and the natural environment".

     

    We have since deepened the EE conceptualization in Davidsson, Recker, & von Briel (2018) and von Briel, Davidsson, & Recker (2018), and other researchers have also employed the EE construct (e.g., Bennett, 2018; Frederiks, Englis, Ehrenhard, & Groen, 2018; Leten, Belderbos, & Van Looy, 2016; Nambisan, 2017),

     

    We are now planning to develop an EE-centered PDW proposal for the 2019 AoM Annual meeting, following up on last year's successful PDW.

    We are therefore looking for high-quality, not-yet published work where external enablers (under whatever theoretical heading you prefer) or the EE construct play a significant role. If you are involved in this type of research and interested in showcasing it at a PDW, please send a brief EOI with a description of your on-going EE research to:

    per.davidsson@qut.edu

    frederik.vonbriel@qut.edu.au

    (preferably include both)

     

    References

     

    Bennett, D. L. (2018). Infrastructure investments and entrepreneurial dynamism in the US. Journal of Business Venturing, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.10.005.

    Davidsson, P. (2015). Entrepreneurial opportunities and the entrepreneurship nexus: A re-conceptualization. Journal of Business Venturing, 30(5), 674–695.

    Davidsson, P., Recker, J., & von Briel, F. (2018). External enablement of new venture creation: A framework. Academy of Management Perspectives, doi.org/10.5465/amp.2017.0163.

    Frederiks, A. J., Englis, B. G., Ehrenhard, M. L., & Groen, A. J. (2018). Entrepreneurial cognition and the quality of new venture ideas: An experimental approach to comparing future-oriented cognitive processes. Journal of Business Venturing, doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.05.007.

    Leten, B., Belderbos, R., & Van Looy, B. (2016). Entry and technological performance in new technology domains: Technological opportunities, technology competition and technological relatedness. Journal of Management Studies.

    Nambisan, S. (2017). Digital entrepreneurship: Toward a digital technology perspective of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 41(6), 1029-1055.

    Shane, S. A., & Venkataraman, S. (2000). The promise of entrepreneurship as a field of research. Academy of Management Review, 25(1), 217-226.

    von Briel, F., Davidsson, P., & Recker, J. (2018). Digital technologies as external enablers of new venture creation in the IT hardware sector. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 42(1), 47-69.

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Per

     

     Per Davidsson | Professor | Talbot Family Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) | QUT Business School (Management) | QUT | https://research.qut.edu.au/ace/ | Phone: +61 7 3138 2051 | Email: per.davidsson@qut.edu.au CRICOS No. 00213J

     

     



  • 2.  RE: Doing research on how new technologies, demographic shifts (ageing/migration?), socio-cultural trends (veganism?) or regulatory change (marijuana?) influence new venture creation? This is for you!

    Posted 11 days ago
    Unfortunately my email address as given was incomplete. It should be:

    per.davidsson@qut.edu.au

    Frederik’s address is correct as given

    Regards,

    Per

    Sent from my iPhone