Resource constraints in innovation : the role of bricolage in new venture creation and firm development

Senyard, Julienne M., Davidsson, Per, Baker, Ted, & Steffens, Paul R. (2011) Resource constraints in innovation : the role of bricolage in new venture creation and firm development. In Maritz, Alex (Ed.) Proceedings of the 8th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Vic, pp. 609-622.

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The emerging theory of ‘bricolage’ as a resource behaviour represents an attempt to address the central entrepreneurship research problem of making systematic sense of entrepreneurs that sometimes manage to create significant new economic activity under what appears to be severe resource constraints (Baker & Nelson 2005). However, despite growing interest in bricolage there is little large scale empirical evidence about the effectiveness and outcomes of using bricolage processes while developing innovative outcomes in nascent and young firms. In this research we test bricolage using different forms of innovation using data from the Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE) project. Our results indicate overall positive results of bricolage with all forms of innovativeness. A discussion of the results and recommended future research is provided.

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ID Code: 41690
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Resource Constraints, Innovation, Bricolage, New Venture Creation, Entrepreneurship
ISBN: 9780980332872
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 16 May 2011 22:30
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 07:10

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