The devil you know? the effect of strong ties and resource flexibility on performance in entrepreneurial teams

Zolin, Roxanne (2008) The devil you know? the effect of strong ties and resource flexibility on performance in entrepreneurial teams. In Solomon, George (Ed.) Academy of Management 2008 Annual Meeting Proceedings – The Questions We Ask, 8 – 13 August 2008, Anaheim, California.

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Abstract

Use of strong ties in entrepreneurial team formation is debated but not resolved. How does strength of tie between the founding entrepreneur and new entrepreneurial team member affect the team member’s performance? Our theoretical model illustrates the mediating role of resource flexibility: work role modification and potential to exit the working relationship. Data from German founding entrepreneurs on 170 entrepreneurial team members confirmed that strong ties increases role modification but reduces exit potential. Role modification improves team member’s performance, while exit potential has a negative effect. No relationship was found between strength of ties and resource flexibility for serial entrepreneurs.

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ID Code: 17204
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Entrepreneurial Team, Resource Flexibility, Strong Ties, Team Member Performance, Serial Entrepreneurs
ISSN: 1543-8643
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Academy of Management
Deposited On: 01 Feb 2009 23:54
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:46

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