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Winborg, Joakim
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Ulvenblad, P., Berggren, E. & Winborg, J. (2013). The role of entrepreneurship education and start-up experience for handling communication and liability of newness. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 19(2), 187-209
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The role of entrepreneurship education and start-up experience for handling communication and liability of newness
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, ISSN 1355-2554, E-ISSN 1758-6534, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 187-209Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The aim of this study is to test the assumption that ability to handle communication and iability of newness (LoN) is enhanced by academic entrepreneurship education and/or previous start-upexperience.

Design/methodology/approach – The data collection includes a questionnaire with a total sample of 392 responding entrepreneurs in Sweden. Statistical analyses are made between entrepreneurs with academic entrepreneurship education respectively previous start-up experience. Findings – The findings show that entrepreneurs with experience from entrepreneurship education report more developed communicative skills in the dimensions of openness as well as adaptation, whereas the dimension of other-orientation is found to be learned by previous start-up experience. When it comes to perceived problems related to LoN the differences between the groups were not as strong as assumed. However, the differences observed imply that also for handling LoN the authors identify a combined effect of possessing start-up experience as well as experience from entrepreneurship education. Consequently, entrepreneurs with experience from both, show in total the most elaborated skills.

Practical implications – One way to improve future entrepreneurship educations is to make students more aware of the mutual profit in a business agreement and how to communicate this in a marketing situation. Another suggestion is to include starting business as a course work.

Originality/value – This study not only meets the call for actual outcome from entrepreneurship educations in terms of changed behaviour but also for interdisciplinary research in the entrepreneurship field in integrating leadership research with focus on communication.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013
Keywords
Entrepreneurship education, Start-up experience, Liability of newness, Communication skills, Entrepreneurialism, Education, Sweden
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-19376 (URN)10.1108/13552551311310374 (DOI)000211609600005 ()2-s2.0-84874576139 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-08-30 Created: 2012-08-30 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Ulvenblad, P., Winborg, J. & Billström, A. (2012). Entrepreneurs’ perceptions of stakeholder importance and timing - A Pecking Order Stakeholder (POS) perspective of incubator businesses. In: : . Paper presented at Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER), 15-17th February, 2012, Regensburg, Germany.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entrepreneurs’ perceptions of stakeholder importance and timing - A Pecking Order Stakeholder (POS) perspective of incubator businesses
2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
Entrepreneurial capabilities, Commercialization, Entrepreneurial team, External entrepreneurs, Resource based view, University entrepreneurship, University spin-out
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-19372 (URN)
Conference
Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER), 15-17th February, 2012, Regensburg, Germany
Available from: 2012-08-30 Created: 2012-08-30 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Politis, D., Winborg, J. & Lindholm Dahlstrand, Å. (2012). Exploring the resource logic of student entrepreneurs. International Small Business Journal, 30(6), 659-683
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring the resource logic of student entrepreneurs
2012 (English)In: International Small Business Journal, ISSN 0266-2426, E-ISSN 1741-2870, Vol. 30, no 6, p. 659-683Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study responds to the call in recent research for comparative studies examining whether student entrepreneurs are different to other kinds of entrepreneurs. Based on institutional theory, the specific question we ask in this study is whether student entrepreneurs who start up their firms in close relation to the university have a different resource logic compared to entrepreneurs who start their firms outside the university context. We define resource logic as the individual's set of ideas for how to secure and use resources, and we link this concept to theories of effectual reasoning and bootstrapping to develop our argument. Moreover, we identify two different viewpoints about the effects of the university milieu on the resource logic of student entrepreneurs and we develop hypotheses to test the different viewpoints. The findings give overall support for the view that student entrepreneurs have developed a resource logic that favours both effectual reasoning and the use of bootstrapping methods.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2012
Keywords
academic entrepreneurship, bootstrapping, effectuation, institutional theory, resource logic, student entrepreneurs
National Category
Didactics Learning Pedagogical Work Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35457 (URN)10.1177/0266242610383445 (DOI)000307542600004 ()2-s2.0-84865112768 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-11-22 Created: 2017-11-22 Last updated: 2018-12-12Bibliographically approved
Ulvenblad, P., Blomkvist, M. & Winborg, J. (2011). Academic entrepreneurship: the structure of incubator management and best practice reported on Swedish business incubators websites. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 12(4), 445-458
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Academic entrepreneurship: the structure of incubator management and best practice reported on Swedish business incubators websites
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, ISSN 1476-1297, E-ISSN 1741-8054, Vol. 12, no 4, p. 445-458Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to describe the extent and content of information regarding incubator management structure, selection, support and network mediation on Swedish incubators websites and analyse connections between how different incubator management structure have an impact on the content of incubator best practice. The data is based on information reported on 44 incubator websites in Sweden processed within the SPSS system. The findings show that incubators with more male representation in board and coach/advisor personnel report a more active part in business support including network mediation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Olney: InderScience Publishers, 2011
Keywords
Academic entrepreneurship, Incubator best practice, Incubator management, Sweden, Websites
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-4814 (URN)10.1504/IJESB.2011.039685 (DOI)2-s2.0-79954575096 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2010-06-16 Created: 2010-06-16 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
Billström, A., Ulvenblad, P., Winborg, J. & Lindholm Dahlstrand, Å. (2011). To get them on board: The role of communication for attracting stakeholders to incubator businesses. Paper presented at The 56th Annual ICSB World Conference: Back to the Future - Changes in Perspectives of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Stockholm, Sweden, 15-18 June, 2011.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>To get them on board: The role of communication for attracting stakeholders to incubator businesses
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-16308 (URN)
Conference
The 56th Annual ICSB World Conference: Back to the Future - Changes in Perspectives of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Stockholm, Sweden, 15-18 June, 2011
Available from: 2011-09-22 Created: 2011-09-22 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Ulvenblad, P., Blomkvist, M. & Winborg, J. (2010). Academic entrepreneurship - The structure of incubator management and best practice reported on Swedish business incubators’ web sites. Paper presented at Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurial Research (IECER), 10-12th March, Regensburg, Germany.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Academic entrepreneurship - The structure of incubator management and best practice reported on Swedish business incubators’ web sites
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to describe the extent and content of information regarding incubator management structure, selection, support and network mediation on Swedish incubators websites and analyse connections between different incubator management structure and the content of incubator best practice. The data is based on information reported on 44 incubator websites in Sweden processed within the SPSS system. The findings show that incubators with more male representation in board and coach/advisor personnel report a more active part in business support including network mediation.

Keywords
Incubator management, best practice, websites, Sweden, internet, world wide web, business incubators, management structures, management selection, management support, network mediation, male representation, gender, board members, business coaches, business advisors, higher education, universities, business support, small and medium-sized enterprises, SMEs, entrepreneurs, academic entrepreneurship
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-4822 (URN)
Conference
Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurial Research (IECER), 10-12th March, Regensburg, Germany
Available from: 2010-06-16 Created: 2010-06-16 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
Winborg, J. & Politis, D. (2009). Can bootstrapping be learnt from experience?: the role of human capital for explaining bootstrapping orientation in new businesses. Paper presented at RENT XXIII - Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Budapest, Hungary, November 19-20, 2009.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Can bootstrapping be learnt from experience?: the role of human capital for explaining bootstrapping orientation in new businesses
2009 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-5818 (URN)
Conference
RENT XXIII - Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Budapest, Hungary, November 19-20, 2009
Available from: 2010-09-17 Created: 2010-09-17 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
Winborg, J. (2009). Use of financial bootstrapping in new businesses: a question of last resort?. Venture Capital: an International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 11(1), 71-83
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Use of financial bootstrapping in new businesses: a question of last resort?
2009 (English)In: Venture Capital: an International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, ISSN 1369-1066, E-ISSN 1464-5343, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 71-83Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examines motives for using financial bootstrapping in new businesses. First, it identifies and labels groups of new business founders based on their motives for using bootstrapping. Second, it examines the relation between variables referring to the founder and the business and the motives. The data were collected in a questionnaire sent by post to 120 new business founders in Swedish business incubators. The results show that 'lower costs' is the most important motive, followed by 'lack of capital', and, surprisingly, 'fun helping others and getting help from others'. On the basis of a cluster analysis three groups of founders were identified, based on differences in their motives for using bootstrapping. The groups were labeled cost-reducing bootstrappers, capital-constrained bootstrappers and risk-reducing bootstrappers. The relative experience of the founder is the most significant influence for using bootstrapping. As experience is gained the new business founder learns more about the advantages and motives for using bootstrapping. The resource acquisition behavior changes from initially focusing on reducing costs towards a proactive focus on reducing the risk in the business.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2009
Keywords
financial bootstrapping, motives, new businesses, business incubators, quantitative study
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-2962 (URN)10.1080/13691060802351248 (DOI)2-s2.0-61449245572 (Scopus ID)2082/3365 (Local ID)2082/3365 (Archive number)2082/3365 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-09-14 Created: 2009-09-14 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
Politis, D., Winborg, J. & Lindholm Dahlstrand, Å. (2008). Exploring the mindset of university entrepreneurs: Do they have a different resource logic?. Paper presented at The 28th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), June 5-7, 2008, Chapel Hill. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 28(4)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring the mindset of university entrepreneurs: Do they have a different resource logic?
2008 (English)In: Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, ISSN 0740-7416, Vol. 28, no 4Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Principal Topic: Universities are today increasingly acknowledged as powerful drivers of innovation, job creation and economic growth. To promote and support university-based entrepreneurship there has been a tremendous increase in the supply of entrepreneurship courses and the creation of business incubators. As a result of this development there is an increasing group of entrepreneurs that have been educated or fostered in the university context, and who often continue to develop their new ventures in close interaction with the university. The principal research question we ask in this paper is whether university entrepreneurs have a different resource logic compared to entrepreneurs that start up their ventures independently of the university and its surrounding innovation system. Resource logic is in the paper defined as a set of ideas for how to secure and use resources in the start-up process, and we link this concept to three streams of research that can be related to the resource logic of entrepreneurs; effectual decision making, bootstrapping orientation; and personal networking.

Method: The empirical study was designed as a questionnaire survey. The questionnaire was sent out to two groups of entrepreneurs resulting in responses from 182 university entrepreneurs and 209 non- university entrepreneurs. The hypotheses are tested using parametric and non-parametric tests in SPSS.

Results and Implications: In line with our hypotheses the results suggest that university entrepreneurs to a larger extent have a mindset that favours both effectual reasoning and the use of bootstrapping. When it comes to use of network contacts the results were however contrary to our hypothesis. In sum, our findings add to our knowledge about the extent to which the close connection to the university has any significant influence on the resource acquisition behaviour of university entrepreneurs once they start an entrepreneurial career. The paper develops and uses the concept of “resource logic”. On the basis of this concept the paper provides general implications for our understanding of differences in the mindset of entrepreneurs in the start-up process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wellesley, Massachusetts: Babson College, 2008
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-4557 (URN)
Conference
The 28th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), June 5-7, 2008, Chapel Hill
Available from: 2010-06-03 Created: 2010-06-03 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
Winborg, J. (2008). Why do they use financial bootstrapping?: a quantitative study of new business managers. In: Hans Landström, Hans Crijns, Eddy Laveren & David Smallbone (Ed.), Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Growth and Performance: Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research (pp. 77-90). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Why do they use financial bootstrapping?: a quantitative study of new business managers
2008 (English)In: Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Growth and Performance: Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research / [ed] Hans Landström, Hans Crijns, Eddy Laveren & David Smallbone, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2008, p. 77-90Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2008
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-5814 (URN)978 1 84720 853 8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-09-17 Created: 2010-09-17 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
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