Institutional constraints on altruism in the formation of a venture idea

Gajurel, Hridesh (2016) Institutional constraints on altruism in the formation of a venture idea. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis is about the social orientation of new venture ideas and how the degree of social orientation is influenced by the entrepreneur's level of altruism, by industry norms, and by nonprofit work experience. Potential entrepreneurs were asked to generate new venture ideas based on 3D-printing and their ideas were rated for degree of social orientation. It was found that while greater altruism leads to more socially-oriented venture ideas, the influence of altruism on the venture idea is constrained by the profit-maximization norm that is prevalent in most industries.

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ID Code: 93121
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Davidsson, Per & Furneaux, Craig
Keywords: social entrepreneurship, altruism, new venture idea, norms, business idea, institutional theory, entrepreneurship, nonprofit, isomorphism, profit
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2016 05:08
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 05:08

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