Session 98

Culture, institutions and entrepreneurship

Track K

Date: Monday, October 5, 2015


Time: 16:45 – 18:00


Room: Director's Row H

Session Chair:

  • Galina Shirokova, St. Petersburg University

Title: Contingent Effect of Formal Institutions on Individual Resource Commitment Towards Social Enterprise Entry


  • Sreevas Sahasranamam, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
  • Nandakumar Mankavil Kovil Veettil, University of Salford

Abstract: Our study examines the contingent effect of formal institutions namely financial, educational and political systems on the relationship between people’s access to resources and the likelihood of them starting a social enterprise. We hypothesize that the individual-level resources would be more influential for starting a social enterprise in those countries where the financial and educational systems are more entrepreneurially oriented. We also hypothesize that the relationship between individual-level resources and the likelihood to start a social enterprise would be stronger in those countries where the political systems are not very well-developed and would be weaker in those countries where the political systems are well-developed. We tested the hypotheses using a multilevel probit regression analysis on a cross-sectional multi-source dataset for the year 2009 and found support for all our hypotheses. The implications of our study are relevant for social entrepreneurs, and policy makers.

Title: Exploring the Relationship between Entrepreneurship Education and Students’ Entrepreneurial Intentions: the Moderating Role of National Culture


  • Galina Shirokova, St. Petersburg University
  • Anastasiia Laskovaia, St. Petersburg University
  • Tatiana Beliaeva, St. Petersburg University

Abstract: In academic literature, there is a growing interest towards investigation of a role of entrepreneurship education in formation of students’ entrepreneurial intentions. However, most research on entrepreneurship education has been based in one country settings, without taking into account cross-cultural differences between countries. We explore the relationship between entrepreneurship education and students’ entrepreneurial intentions based on dataset of 90,541 students from 33 countries, collected during GUESSS research project in 2013-2014. We contribute to the existing literature by assessing the effects of national culture on entrepreneurship education – intentions relationship. Our findings show a positive association between entrepreneurship education and students’ entrepreneurial intentions. However, such relationship was found to be context dependent and moderated by the levels of cultural dimensions: power distance, in-group collectivism, and uncertainty avoidance.

Title: Firm External Network and Innovation Performance: The Moderating Role of Dynamic Capability


  • Yi Tang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Jian Xiang, Zhejiang University
  • Yu Liu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Abstract: This study analyzes firm innovation performance from an interative perspective of resource and capability. The properties of external networks and its impact on innovation are thoroughly tested in the study. Different from previous study where dynamic capabilities are frequently applied in competition and are regarded as one main source of competitive advantage, this study treat it as contingency factors to see its impact on firm’s utilization of external network. We hope that this study could extend the future direction of innovation and dynamic capabilities.

Title: When the Drugs Don’t Work: Hybridization of Logics in Institutional Entrepreneurship


  • Fotini Pachidou, ETH Zürich
  • Stefan Haefliger, City University London
  • Nina Geilinger, ETH Zurich

Abstract: We study institutional change in the highly regulated and complex field of Alzheimer’s disease treatment, with a particular focus on how institutional entrepreneurship can lead to institutional change. We identify four different logics in the field: curing professionalism, caring professionalism, the business of cure, and the business of care. By comparing three cases of introducing new practices in Alzheimer’s treatment, we develop a theoretical framework of institutional entrepreneurship and discuss how the hybridization of logics can lead to institutional change in Alzheimer’s treatment.

All Sessions in Track K...

Sun: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 10: Entrepreneurship in Base-of-the-Pyramid Markets
Sun: 09:45 – 11:00
Session 11: Crowdfunding Research: Present and Future
Sun: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 12: Environmental Entrepreneurship: How and When do Entrepreneurs address Environmental Degradation?
Sun: 16:15 – 17:30
Session 50: Entrepreneurship and Institutional Environment
Sun: 17:45 – 00:00
Session 319: Entrepreneurship and Strategy Business Meeting
Mon: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 56: Family firms
Mon: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 119: Competition and entrepreneurial entry
Mon: 13:45 – 15:00
Session 53: New forms of entrepreneurial funding
Session 97: Accelerators, corporate VCs and new venture creation
Mon: 16:45 – 18:00
Session 59: Entrepreneurship in emerging markets
Session 98: Culture, institutions and entrepreneurship
Tue: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 54: Venture capital and angel financing
Session 118: Entrepreneurial orientation and strategic entrepreneurship
Session 217: Leadership and Governance in Family Firms
Tue: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 51: Academic entrepreneurship
Tue: 14:15 – 15:30
Session 58: Corporate VCs and spin-outs
Session 120: Creativity, knowledge spill overs and a venture's legitimacy
Tue: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 52: Entrepreneurial business models
Session 55: Entrepreneurship and cognitions
Tue: 17:30 – 18:45
Session 57: Entrepreneurial teams
Session 99: Governance and entrepreneurial finance

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