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Leading Scholars Re-Examine Entrepreneurial Intent @ AoM 2024

  • 1.  Leading Scholars Re-Examine Entrepreneurial Intent @ AoM 2024

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    A New Take on Entrepreneurial Intent

    Panel Symposium

    2024 Academy of Management Annual Meeting

     Tuesday, August 13th, 2024.  8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

     Hyatt Regency, Toronto Room

    We are excited to announce a re-examination of entrepreneurial intent by a panel of leading scholars. The panel symposium at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, co-sponsored by STR, ENT, and TIM, considers entrepreneurial intent through the lens of how motivations and goals drive entrepreneurial decision-making after venture creation.



    Rajshree Agarwal

    University of Maryland R. H. Smith School of Business


    Sharon Alvarez

    University of Pittsburgh


    Peter Klein

    Baylor University


    Todd Zenger

    University of Utah David Eccles School of Business


    Jay Barney, Discussant

    University of Utah David Eccles School of Business


    Scope & Questions

    Extensive literature addresses why individuals become entrepreneurs. This symposium takes the decision to enter into entrepreneurship as a given and re-introduces entrepreneurial intent (EI) to explain the entrepreneur's subsequent decision-making. How does EI provide a venture with an overarching purpose that directs resource and capability acquisition? How does EI provide a framework for evaluating venture success? How does EI facilitate the matching of stakeholders with a venture at inception? Each panelist will share their perspective on how EI shapes entrepreneurial decision-making and discussant Jay Barney will actively engage panelists and the audience in exploring the topic and probing boundary conditions.

    We look forward to your participation!

    Jay Habegger
    University of Maryland