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El-Awad, Ziad, Universitetslektor
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El-Awad, Z. (2023). Explore or exploit? Unpacking the situational conditions and cognitive mechanisms underlying entrepreneurial learning in the new venture development process. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 35(1-2), 162-186
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Explore or exploit? Unpacking the situational conditions and cognitive mechanisms underlying entrepreneurial learning in the new venture development process
2023 (English)In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, ISSN 0898-5626, E-ISSN 1464-5114, Vol. 35, no 1-2, p. 162-186Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study explores when and why entrepreneurs choose entrepreneurial learning strategies that emphasize exploration or exploitation. Most studies have focused on explaining the different characteristics of exploration and exploitation, their performance implications, whether they are complementarities or substitutes and how particular organizational structures can support their coexistence. We apply a process design building on four research-based spinoffs observing how changes in entrepreneurs’ choices of exploration and exploitation occur as they identify and adopt a viable configuration for their ventures. In this study, we develop a theoretical model that reveals the situational conditions and mechanisms underlying entrepreneurs’ learning choices and highlights different knowledge typologies and competence gaps that new venture teams need to fill when dealing with uncertainties and performance errors. © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxon: Routledge, 2023
Keywords
collaborative sensemaking, entrepreneurial learning, experience, exploration and exploitation, perceived uncertainty
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-48783 (URN)10.1080/08985626.2022.2143573 (DOI)000888456900001 ()2-s2.0-85142220841 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-12-08 Created: 2022-12-08 Last updated: 2023-01-12Bibliographically approved
El-Awad, Z., Gabrielsson, J., Pocek, J. & Politis, D. (2022). Unpacking the early alumni engagement of entrepreneurship graduates. Journal of small business management (Print)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unpacking the early alumni engagement of entrepreneurship graduates
2022 (English)In: Journal of small business management (Print), ISSN 0047-2778, E-ISSN 1540-627XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Alumni engagement plays a crucial role in driving innovation in university-based entrepreneurship ecosystems. We employ an inductive, informant-centric research design to explore the processual dynamics surrounding the early alumni engagement of entrepreneurship graduates and how these translate into enterprising behaviors that foster technology transfer and knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship. Our inductive analysis advances the theoretical understanding of the beginning phases of the alumni engagement process among entrepreneurship graduates, the key drivers that make them gravitate toward different forms of alumni engagement, and the role and impact of their engagement in the surrounding ecosystem. © 2022 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis, 2022
Keywords
alumni engagement, enterprising behaviors, University-based entrepreneurial ecosystem
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Smart Cities and Communities, TRAINS
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-48638 (URN)10.1080/00472778.2022.2125979 (DOI)000870579000001 ()2-s2.0-85140854068 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding: The Foundation Entrepreneurship in Lund. The fourth author appreciates the support from the ENGAGE centre.

Available from: 2022-11-23 Created: 2022-11-23 Last updated: 2024-02-02Bibliographically approved
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