How industry projects can stimulate academic engagement: an experimental study among U.S. engineering professors – one current research interest in our group is how to incentivize researchers to engage in industry collaborations. This study is a perfect example of what we want to do in the future.
From tensions to synergy: Causation and effectuation in the process of venture creation – Causation and effectuation are two approaches to entrepreneurship. Effectuation looks at the current resources one has and then thinking what can be achieved from those means. On the other hand, causation refers to starting from the desired outcomes then working backwards to find the means to get there. This study explores these two through a diary study of entrepreneurs.
Converging Tides Lift All Boats: Consensus in Evaluation Criteria Boosts Investments in Firms in Nascent Technology Sectors – One major problem faced by new fields is the lack of criteria to evaluate their benefits. Investors don’t know how to properly assess them and thus, are discouraged from investing in them. In this mixed experimental-archival study, the researchers show the relation between consensus in evaluation criteria and investments in new fields.
Scaling up in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: A comparative study of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Life Science – lists different firm and ecosystem factors crucial to scaling up.
- growth orientation
- technological expertise
- management competence to scale up
- business model and infrastructure for growth
- presence of global firms
- human capital
- support organizations
- local growth culture
- hospitals and universities