Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research -- 1987

Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research
1987 Edition


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    Topical Index

  • Entrepreneurial Research
  • Economic Development
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Start-Up Dynamics
  • Female Entrepreneurs
  • Behavior Characteristics of Entrepreneurs
  • Start-Up Entrepreneurial Behavior
  • Comparative Studies of Entrepreneurship
  • Success Profiles
  • New Ventures
  • Venture Capital
  • Venture Financing
  • Technology Based Start-Up
  • Computer Industry Ventures
  • Corporate Venturing
  • International Comparative
  • Education and Entrepreneurship
  • University Based Ventures
  • Contents of Topical Index 1981-1987

  • FRONTIERS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH 1987

    Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference

    Sponsored by

    Center for Entrepreneurial 'Studies
    Babson College
    Wellesley, Massachusetts 02157

    and

    Co-sponsored by

    School of Business Management
    Pepperdine University
    Malibu, CA 90265

    Edited by NEIL C. CHURCHILL
    Babson College

    JOHN A. HORNADAY
    Babson College

    BRUCE A. KIRCHHOFF
    Babson College

    0. J. KRASNER
    Pepperdine University

    KARL H.VESPER
    University of Washington

    Babson College 1987


    ENTREPRENEURIAL RESEARCH

    1. Current Trends in Entrepreneurial Research, I John A. Hornaday and Neil C. Churchill

    SUMMARIES

    Entrepreneurship Research Populations Who Are They?, Robert H. Brockhaus and Randolph A. Pohlman.

    Greek-American Entrepreneurship: Traits, Motives, Behavior and Values, Charal C. Kanellopoulos.


    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    2. A Tale of Two Parks: Key Factors Influencing The Location Decision Process of New Entrepreneurial Companies at Rensselaer (New York State) and Plassey (Ireland) Technology Parks, Pier A. Abetti, Joyce O'Connor, Lisa M. Ehid, Joseph L. Rocco, and Barry J. Sanders.

    3. Network Support Systems: How Communities Can Encourage Entrepreneurship, David H. Holt.

    4. Examining Entrepreneurship's Role in Economic Growth, Bruce A. Kirchhoff and Bruce D. Phillips.

    SUMMARIES

    The Synergism of Independent High-Technology Business Starts, William J. Dennis, Jr. and Bruce D. Phillips.


    ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGY

    5. Making the Transition from Entrepreneurial To Professional Management, Michael J. Roberts.

    6. The Competitive Tactics of Entrepreneurial Firms In High- and Low-Technology Industries, Dennis P. Slevin and Jeffrey G. Covin.

    SUMMARIES

    Evolving Markets and Entrepreneurial Success-- Is Timing of the Essence?, Mahesh Bhave.

    A Contingency Theory of Product Life Cycle, Relatedness and Resulting Synergies, Diana L. Day.

    Entrepreneurial Succession: An Empirical Study Review, Eugene G. Gomolka.

    Ethical Entrepreneurship, Wayne Smeltz.


    START-UP DYNAMICS

    7. Opportunity Recognition: The Core of Entrepreneurship, Jeffry A. Timmofts, Daniel F. Muzyka, Howard H. Stevenson and William D. Bygrave.

    8. Young and Numerous: Retail/Service Establishments In The Greater Los Angeles Area, Allan W. Wicker and Jean C. King.

    9.Venture Survivability: An Analysis of the Automobile, Semiconductor, Vacuum Tube and Airline Industries, Kenneth E. Knight, Michael J. Dowlin , and James B. Brown.

    10. The Impact of Social Networks on Business Foundings and Profit: A Longitudinal Study, Howard Aldrich, Ben Rosen and William Woodward.

    11. The Use of Peer Networks In The Start-Up Process, Bradley L. Rush, James B. Graham and Wayne A. Long.

    SUMMARIES

    M.D.'s Who Have Given Up Clinical Practice to Become Entrepreneurs: Circumstances, Experience-To-Date, and Risk Propensity Profiles, O.J. Krasner, Michael S. Krasner and Scott A. Krasner.


    FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS

    12. Women Entrepreneurs: A Longitudinal Study, Robert D. Hisrich and Candida G. Brush.

    SUMMARIES

    New Venture Funding forthe Female Entrepreneur: A Preliminary Analysis, Nancy Bowman-Upton, Alan L. Carsrud and Kenneth W. Olm.

    What Makes Entrepreneurs Tick: An Investigation of Entrepreneurs' Values, Ellen A. Fagenson and Lyn L. Coleman.


    BEHAVIOR CHARACTERISTICS OF ENTREPRENEURS

    13. Entrepreneurial Hiring and Management of Early Stage Employees, D. Kirk Neiswander, Barbara J. Bird and Peter L. Young.

    14. Use of a Self-Assessment Profile to Differentiate Among Professional Groups on Entrepreneurial Characteristics, Thomas C. Dandridge and Michael A. Ford.

    SUMMARIES

    A Model for Assessing the Relationship Between Entrepreneurial Need for Achievement and Locus of Control, Richard K. Hay and Michelle J. Walker.


    START-UP ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOR

    15.A Comparative Analysis of the Effects of the Desire for Personal Control on New Venture Initiations, David B. Greenberger and Donald L. Sexton.

    SUMMARIES

    Business Initiation and Success: A Simulation Study of Personalities and Organizational Design, Alan L. Carsrud, Kenneth W. Olm, Barbara G. Dodd and Connie Marie Gaglio.

    Propensities for Risk: A Comparative Study of Risk Acceptance Levels of Three Groups: Entrepreneurs, Corporate Executives and Business Teachers/Consultants, Theodore R. Hartley.


    COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    16. The Corridor Principle: Independent Entrepreneurs Versus Corporate Entrepreneurs, David Kopcso, Robert Ronstadt, William Rybolt.

    17. Towards Understanding Young Founders, Lois Stevenson.

    SUMMARIES

    Risk Considerations Among French Entrepreneurs and Non-Entrepreneurs, V.K. Unni.


    SUCCESS PROFILES

    18. Stress, Health and Financial Performance in Entrepreneurial Firms, David P. Boyd and Thomas M. Begley.

    19. New Firm Growth and Performance, William C. Dunkelberg, Arnold C. Cooper, Carolyn Woo and William Dennis.

    20. Expectations vs. Reality Among Founders of Recent Start-Ups, Karl A. Egge.

    21. Correlates of Firm and Entrepreneur Success in Technologically Innovative Companies, Norman R. Smith, Jeffrey S. Bracker and John B. Miner.

    SUMMARIES

    Highly Successful Ventures: Empirically Derived Success Factors, Gerald E. Hills.

    Deep vs. Surface Entrepreneurship in Large Companies, Vijay Sathe.


    NEW VENTURES

    22. Legal Issues in New Venture Development, Catherine A. Brown, Carmen H.Colborne and W. Ed McMullan.

    23. A Comparative Study of New Venture Failure: 1960 vs. 1980, Albert V. Bruno and Joel K. Leidecker.

    SUMMARIES

    On Understanding Business Development in Small Technology-Based Companies, Magnus Klofsten.


    VENTURE CAPITAL

    24. Determining Venture Capitalists' Decision Criteria: The Use of Verbal Protocols, William R. Sandberg, David M. Schweiger and Charles W. Hofer.

    SUMMARIES

    Venture Capital in Western Europe, Tyzoon T. Tyebjee and Lister Vickery.

    How Venture Capitalists Value Entrepreneurial Companies, James L. Plummer.


    VENTURE FINANCING

    25. The Informal Venture Capital Market: Aspects of Scale and Market Efficiency, William E. Wetzel.

    SUMMARIES

    The Structure of the Investment Networks of Venture Capital Firms, William D. Bygrave.

    The Role of Bankers in Start-Up and Early Stage Ventures, Roger W. Hutt and Barry L. Van Hook.

    Financing New Ventures: A Life Cycle Model, Rein Peterson and Joel Shulman.


    TECHNOLOGY BASED START UP

    26. Duration of the Comparative-Advantage Accruing From Some Start-Up Factors in High-Tech Entrepreneurial Firms, Jerome Doutriaux and Farhad Simyar.

    27. Characteristics of Successful High-Tech Start-Up Firms, L.N. Goslin.


    COMPUTER INDUSTRY VENTURES

    28. Maturation in the Microcomputers Software industry: Venture Teams and Their Firms, Richard D. Teach, Fred A. Tarpley, Jr, Robert G. Schwartz and Dorothy E. Brawley.

    SUMMARIES

    The Characteristics of Entrepreneurial Software Development Ventures, Philip S. Barton and Donald H. Peters.

    Venture Capital-Backed Versus Non-Venture Capital-Backed Companies in the Computer Industry, Antony C. Cherin and Michael Hergert.


    CORPORATE VENTURING

    29. The Blue Brothers--An Act to Watch: The Magic of Transforming a Pattern of Venturing by Defecting Scientists Into Fruitful Corporate- Sponsored Ventures, Daryl G. Mitton.

    30. Entry Strategies of Corporate Ventures in Emerging and Mature Industries, Alex Miller, Robert Wilson and William B. Gartner.

    31. Redirection Decisions in Successful Corporate Ventures, Tait Elder and Janette M. Shimanski.

    32. Specifying Intrapreneurship, R. Jeffery Ellis and Natalie T. Taylor.

    33. Entrepreneurship in Large Corporations: A Case History, Roy Serpa.

    SUMMARIES

    Developing Corporate Entrepreneurs - Three Australian Case Studies, John E. Bailey.

    Intrapreneurship: Examples of Using External Technologies for Innovation, Elizabeth Gatewood, Frank Hoy and William Boulton.


    INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE

    34. Factors Influencing Entrepreneurial Events in Japanese High Technology Venture Business, Dennis M. Ray and Dominique V. Turpin.

    35. Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation And International Comparison of Five Commonwealth Nations, Leo Paul Dana.

    SUMMARIES

    Creating and Revitalizing Small Firms: A Survey on Entrepreneurial Behavior in Italy, Daniele Boldizzoni.

    The Role of Enterprise Agencies in Supporting Entrepreneurship: -The Scottish Experience, Frank Martin.

    Empirical Observations on the New Social Entrepreneurship in Brazil, Fernando Quesada and Alvaro Mello.


    EDUCATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    36. Entrepreneurial Activity and Educational Background, Jeffrey C. Shuman, John A. Seeger and Nicholas C. Teebagy.

    SUMMARIES

    Perceptions of Success in Business Start-Up and the Impact of Entrepreneurial Education, Ivan E. Brown, Jr., Ron L. Christy and Arleen F. Banowetz.

    Can Business Schools Produce Entrepreneurs?: An Empirical Study, Russell M. Knight.


    UNIVERSITY BASED VENTURES

    37. Technology-Based New Ventures from Swedish Universities: A Survey, Christer Olofsson, Goran Reitberger, Peter Tovman, Clas Wahlbin.

    38. Faculty Entrepreneurship in Research University Environments, David N. Allen and Barbara J. Bird.

    SUMMARIES

    The Venture Generating Potential of a University, Christina Castro, W. Ed McMullan, Karl H. Vesper and Michael Raymonto.


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