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Entrepreneurial bricolage and firm performance : moderating effects of firm change and innovativeness

Senyard, Julienne M., Baker, Ted, & Steffens, Paul R. (2010) Entrepreneurial bricolage and firm performance : moderating effects of firm change and innovativeness. In 2010 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice & Research, 6 – 10 August, Montreal, Canada.

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Abstract

The behavioral theory of “entrepreneurial bricolage” attempts to understand what entrepreneurs do when faced with resource constraints. Prior research suggests that bricolage behaviors enable firms to “make do” through recombining existing resources and may assist in the development of firms that are better able to manage market uncertainties, survive and perhaps even flourish despite resource constraints. Using a new survey measure we further theorize and test the moderating effects of firm strategic change and innovativeness on bricolage and firm performance. Our findings suggest that changes in core elements of the business and degree of innovation reduce the positive effects of bricolage in young firm performance.

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ID Code: 39755
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Bricolage, Venture Performance, Innovation
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 2010 please consult authors
Deposited On: 31 Jan 2011 08:41
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:07

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