Do strategy choices matter for nascent firms? Effectuation in the early stages of venture creation
Garonne, Christophe & Davidsson, Per (2010) Do strategy choices matter for nascent firms? Effectuation in the early stages of venture creation. In 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, Academy of Management, Montréal Convention Center, Montreal.
This paper explores empirically effects of Effectuation on nascent firms’ performance. Three potential outcomes for nascent firms using different levels of effectuation and causation are investigated. Innovation, a measure of venture sophistication was introduced as a moderator. We examine a longitudinal random sample of 625 nascent firms collected over two years in Australia and provide support for our hypotheses. Results show that in situation of high uncertainty, nascent firms using effectuation are more likely to reach operational stage than their counterpart using causation.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Effectuation, Nascent Firms, Innovation, Performance|
|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:||Please consult the authors|
|Deposited On:||27 Jan 2011 00:09|
|Last Modified:||27 Jan 2011 06:18|
Repository Staff Only: item control page