Bricolage and early stage firm performance

Senyard, Julienne M. (2015) Bricolage and early stage firm performance. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Bricolage is one way firms innovate in the midst of resource constraints. In this thesis bricolage in entrepreneurial firms is investigated as is its impact on firm performance. The research provides empirical tests of bricolage and firm performance and tests environmental dynamism and team compositions as moderating effects that impact the bricolage-performance relationship. The limits of bricolage during firm creation are also explored. This research offers several novel theoretical contributions and some suggestions for entrepreneurs who typically use bricolage in attempts of firm creation.

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ID Code: 84389
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Davidsson, Per & Steffens, Paul
Keywords: Bricolage, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Resourcefulness, Frugal Innovation, Entrepreneurial Teams, Early Stage Firm Performance, Environmental Dynamism
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 22 Jul 2015 02:56
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2016 04:07

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