Research article approved for the Academy of Management Journal

An article by Professor Lars Frederiksen has been approved for publication in the Academy of Management Journal. The article is co-written with two international colleagues and will be published in 2013.

2012.12.03 | Martin Damsgaard

Professor Lars Frederiksen has received approval for a paper to the Academy of Management Journal.

The world's largest scientific journal in management will in 2013 publish an article written by Professor Lars Frederiksen from the Department of Business Administration, Professor Erkko Autio, Imperial College Business School in London, and Professor Linus Dahlander, European School of Management of Technology in Berlin.

Title:
Information Exposure, Opportunity Evaluation and Entrepreneurial Action: An Investigation of an Online User Community.

Abstract:
We study how an individual's exposure to external information regulates the evaluation of entrepreneurial opportunities and entrepreneurial action. Combining data from interviews, a survey and a comprehensive web log of an online user community spanning eight years, we find that technical information shaped opportunity evaluation, and social information about user needs drove individuals to entrepreneurial action. Our empirical findings suggest that reducing demand uncertainty is a central factor regulating entrepreneurial action, an insight that received theories of entrepreneurial action have so far overlooked.




Contact:

Lars Frederiksen, Professor with special responsibilities in Innovation Management
T: +45 8716 5182
M: +45 5360 8842
E: l.frederiksen@asb.dk

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