Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research
1997 Edition

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THE EFFECTS OF MANAGERIAL PROBLEMSON NEW VENTURE START-UPS1

Timothy M. Stearns, The Sid Craig School of Business,California State University,
Fresno Diana L. Gilbertson, The Sid Craig School of Business, California State University,
Fresno Paul D. Reynolds, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Babson College


INTRODUCTION
BACKGROUND
MANAGERIAL RESOURCES
ORGANIZATIONAL GROWTH PATTERNS
METHODS
MEASURES
RESULTS
DISCUSSION
REFERENCES
    TABLE 1:  Summary Results of Logit Regression on Firm Survival: Significant Interactions Displayed
    TABLE 1 (continued):  Summary Results of Logit Regression on Firm Survival: Significant Interactions Displayed
    TABLE 2:  Sales Growth Pattern As A Moderator Of Management Problems And Survival

ABSTRACT

 
This paper examines how managerial problems at startup and through the early years of a new firm impact survival. It investigates whether problem solving yields organizational learning. Firms that have no managerial problems are contrasted with firms that have managerial problems and those that were able to solve managerial problems.

1We would like to thank Mary Williams for her contribution to the collection of data in this study.  Nancy Carter contributerd to the theoretical development of the paper.

 

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