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  • 1.  data collection creativity?

    Posted 09-24-2020 19:52
    Dear ENTREP listserv friends,

    I hope that you all and your loved ones are safe and well during this difficult and strange time. If someone needs support, and there is something our community can do, please feel invited to email me, the listserv, and/or one of the ENT division leadership team members.

    Here is my question for today...

    I am teaching a PhD class on the psychology of entrepreneurship, and I want to share some examples of data collection creativity with the doctoral students. For example, one great example I will be sharing is the recent article by Greg Fisher, Regan Stevenson, Emily Neubert, Devin Burnell, & Don Kuratko (2020, in JMS) in which they coded text from the National Public Radio (NPR) podcast "How I Built This" to examine the novel construct of entrepreneurial hustle (see their Study 1).  

    I also know folks have coded TV shows such as Shark Tank, Dragon's Den, etc. (e.g., Maxwell, Jeffrey, &

    Lévesque, 2011). 

    And, what else have folks done??

    I invite folks to share their own, or other examples, of data collection creativity. It is my hope to generate a list of opportunities to share back with the ENTREP listserv as well as my PhD class.

    My best to you all...

    Many thanks, Jeff 


    Fisher, G., Stevenson, R., Neubert, E., Burnell, D., & Kuratko, D. F. (2020). Entrepreneurial hustle: Navigating uncertainty and enrolling venture stakeholders through urgent and unorthodox action. Journal of Management Studies.

    Maxwell, A.L., Jeffrey, S.A., & Lévesque, M. (2011). Business angel early stage decision making. Journal of Business Venturing, 26, 212–225.

    Jeffrey Pollack
    Associate Professor
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh NC
    (804) 397-0818

  • 2.  RE: data collection creativity?

    Posted 09-30-2020 19:52
    Dear ENTREP listserv friends,

    In response to my post last week about data collection creativity, I received multiple helpful emails-thanks!

    Here are the opportunities folks mentioned:

    -Google trends searches (e.g., Stephens-Davidowitz, S (2014) "The cost of racial animus on a black candidate: Evidence using Google search data" https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2014.04.010)

    -SentiStrength and IBM Watson sentiment and emotion analysis

    -AI bot scraping crowdfunding (or similar) websites

    -Event-based analysis (e.g., McMullen, J. S., & Kier, A. S. (2016). Trapped by the entrepreneurial mindset: Opportunity seeking and escalation of commitment in the Mount Everest disaster. Journal of Business Venturing31(6), 663-686.)

    -Biometric data (e.g., Thomas, N. A., Lomberg, C., & Cash, P. (2020). What Can the Body Tell You About Affect in Team Conflict? Using Biometric Data to Study Conflict. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2020, No. 1, p. 21003). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.)

    -Data collection using participants from the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) (e.g., Ciuchta, M. P., Letwin, C., Stevenson, R., McMahon, S., & Huvaj, M. N. (2018). Betting on the coachable entrepreneur: Signaling and social exchange in entrepreneurial pitches. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice42(6), 860-885.)

    -Coding of Popular Science articles (e.g., Hunt, R. A. (2018). An opportunity space odyssey: Historical exploration of demand-driven entrepreneurial innovation. European Journal of Innovation Management.)

    -Coding of The Voice (e.g., Younkin, P., & Kashkooli, K. (2020). Stay True to Your Roots? Category Distance, Hierarchy, and the Performance of New Entrants in the Music Industry. Organization Science31(3), 604-627.)

    -Coding of Reddit posts (e.g., Williamson, A. J., Drencheva, & Battisti, M. (Forthcoming). Entrepreneurial disappointment: Lew down and breaking down, a machine-leaning study. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

    -Coding of minutes for Board meetings (e.g., Tuggle et al. (2010). Attention patterns in the boardroom: How board composition and processes affect discussion of entrepreneurial issues. Academy of Management Journal, 53(3): 550-571.)

    -Play-based interviews (e.g., Chiles et al. (2013). The kaleidic world of entrepreneurs: Building and grounding a metaphor for creative imagination." Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, 8(3): 276-307.)

    My thanks to all for their thoughts!

    Best, Jeff

    Jeff Pollack
    Associate Professor 
    University Faculty Scholar
    Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Department
    Poole College of Management

    Web: www.jeffreympollack.com
    E-mail: jmpolla3@ncsu.edu