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Exploring the resource logic of student entrepreneurs

Politis, Diamanto LU ; Winborg, Joakim LU and Lindholm Dahlstrand, Åsa LU (2012) In International Small Business Journal 30(6). p.659-683
Abstract
This study responds to the call in recent research for comparative studies examining whether student entrepreneurs are different to other kinds of entrepreneurs. Based on institutional theory, the specific question we ask in this study is whether student entrepreneurs who start up their firms in close relation to the university have a different resource logic compared to entrepreneurs who start their firms outside the university context. We define resource logic as the individual’s set of ideas for how to secure and use resources, and we link this concept to theories of effectual reasoning and bootstrapping to develop our argument. Moreover, we identify two different viewpoints about the effects of the university milieu on the resource... (More)
This study responds to the call in recent research for comparative studies examining whether student entrepreneurs are different to other kinds of entrepreneurs. Based on institutional theory, the specific question we ask in this study is whether student entrepreneurs who start up their firms in close relation to the university have a different resource logic compared to entrepreneurs who start their firms outside the university context. We define resource logic as the individual’s set of ideas for how to secure and use resources, and we link this concept to theories of effectual reasoning and bootstrapping to develop our argument. Moreover, we identify two different viewpoints about the effects of the university milieu on the resource logic of student entrepreneurs and we develop hypotheses to test the different viewpoints. The findings give overall support for the view that student entrepreneurs have developed a resource logic that favours both effectual reasoning and the use of bootstrapping methods. (Less)
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International Small Business Journal
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30
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6
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659 - 683
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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1741-2870
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10.1177/0266242610383445
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  abstract     = {This study responds to the call in recent research for comparative studies examining whether student entrepreneurs are different to other kinds of entrepreneurs. Based on institutional theory, the specific question we ask in this study is whether student entrepreneurs who start up their firms in close relation to the university have a different resource logic compared to entrepreneurs who start their firms outside the university context. We define resource logic as the individual’s set of ideas for how to secure and use resources, and we link this concept to theories of effectual reasoning and bootstrapping to develop our argument. Moreover, we identify two different viewpoints about the effects of the university milieu on the resource logic of student entrepreneurs and we develop hypotheses to test the different viewpoints. The findings give overall support for the view that student entrepreneurs have developed a resource logic that favours both effectual reasoning and the use of bootstrapping methods.},
  author       = {Politis, Diamanto and Winborg, Joakim and Lindholm Dahlstrand, Åsa},
  issn         = {1741-2870},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {659--683},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {International Small Business Journal},
  title        = {Exploring the resource logic of student entrepreneurs},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242610383445},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2012},
}