Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: The impact of founder’s regulatory focus on the process of firm birth and firm abandonment
Authors: Koumbarakis, Paris
Bergmann, Heiko
Volery, Thierry
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1108/MD-10-2019-1415
Published in: Management Decision
Pages: 1
Pages to: 19
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Emerald
ISSN: 0025-1747
Language: English
Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Exploitation; Firm abandonment; Firm birth
Subject (DDC): 658.1: Organization and finance
Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this paper is to show how self-regulation influences the relationship between nascent entrepreneurial exploitation activities, firm birth and firm abandonment. Design/methodology/approach This study draws from a unique longitudinal dataset of 181 nascent entrepreneurs from Switzerland who have been interviewed by phone in 2015 and 2016. It uses a moderated binary logistic regression to test the hypotheses. Findings This study provides evidence that discrepancies in promotion orientation can explain different ways exploitation can lead to an increased likelihood of firm birth and a decreased likelihood of firm abandonment while respectively increasing persistence. Findings suggest that this is attributed to the regulatory fit between a promotion orientation and exploitation activities. Research limitations/implications For scholars, our findings provide insights into reasons for entrepreneurial persistence, as well as how firm birth can be achieved with different levels of exploitation activities. Practical implications This study provides entrepreneurs with information on how to increase their persistence as well as the likelihood of firm birth while considering their regulatory focus. Originality/value Based on regulatory focus theory, this paper highlights different paths to firm birth with varying quantity of exploitation activities. We contribute to a greater understanding of firm emergence by accounting for the impact of regulatory foci.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Appears in collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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