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Rodney C. Shrader
University of Illinois at Chicago
25Publications
10H-index
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#1Abagail McWilliams (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 24
#2Rodney C. Shrader (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 10
Last.David D. Van FleetH-Index: 18
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#1Maija Renko (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 18
#2Sumit K. Kundu (FIU: Florida International University)H-Index: 23
Last.A-L. Parhankangas (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 15
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This article presents a conceptual discussion and a theoretical framework explaining how the liabilities of newness, which are traditionally thought of as disadvantages that young companies face, contribute to early firm internationalization. Through a systematic analysis of the liabilities that international new ventures face, as well as the liabilities and the advantages that a young age provides, we are able to integrate findings from the existing body of diffuse research on newness and inter...
#1David J. Hansen (CofC: College of Charleston)H-Index: 8
#2Javier Monllor (DePaul University)H-Index: 6
Last.Rodney C. Shrader (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 10
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There is plenty of debate in the entrepreneurship literature regarding entrepreneurial opportunity. There also has been a lack of construct clarity. These two issues have combined to stifle progress in understanding this important phenomenon. We believe that across these debates there are many underlying commonalities and potential for more clear constructs. In this article, we review how scholars have defined and operationalized entrepreneurial opportunity and opportunity-related processes in o...
#1Annalenna Parhankangas (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 1
#2Abagail McWilliams (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 24
Last.Rodney C. Shrader (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 10
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We examine how entrepreneurial ventures can employ sustainability to do well (create a competitive advantage) by doing better (creating more social good than is created by Corporate Social Responsibility). We compare and constrast CSR and sustainability and examine factors influencing the competitive strategies of large, established firms versus entrepreneurial firms. We conclude that established firms are likely to focus on CSR while entrepreneurial ventures are more likely to pursue sustainabi...
ABSTRACTWe examine how entrepreneurial ventures can employ sustainability to do well (create a competitive advantage) by doing better (creating more social good than is created by Corporate Social Responsibility). We compare and constrast CSR and sustainability and examine factors influencing the competitive strategies of large, established firms versus entrepreneurial firms. We conclude that established firms are likely to focus on CSR while entrepreneurial ventures are more likely to pursue su...
#1Laurel F. Ofstein (WMU: Western Michigan University)H-Index: 4
#2Rodney C. Shrader (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 10
Last.Maija Renko (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 18
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Entrepreneurial firms often innovate by implementing ideas for new products and services inspired by external search, or boundary spanning activities. This empirical study examines how the degree of boundary spanning activity within a firm affects its ability to absorb the new information and act on it to produce successful market offerings, positively influencing firm innovativeness and firm performance. Internal resource stocks within entrepreneurial firms is also examined as a potential media...
#1Maija Renko (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 18
#2Rodney C. Shrader (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 10
Last.Mark Simon (Oakland University)H-Index: 12
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Purpose – Previous research has predominantly approached the concept of entrepreneurial opportunities from either one of two perspectives: opportunities exist as objective phenomena in the environment waiting to be discovered by alert entrepreneurs, or opportunities are subjectively perceived and even created by individual entrepreneurs. This paper aims to put forward a framework of opportunity perception which demonstrates that all entrepreneurial opportunities possess both objective and subjec...
#1Laurel F. Ofstein (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 4
#2Rodney C. Shrader (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 10
Last.Maija Renko (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 18
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Innovations have been found to frequently originate from outside of organizations (Quinn, 1985; Utterback, 1971). While both small and large firms may face obstacles to achieving innovation, pursui...
#1Mark Simon (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 12
#2Rodney C. Shrader (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 10
Optimistic overconfidence (OO), that is, being certain of success only to end up disappointed, represents a potentially catastrophic error. However, few studies have identified which entrepreneurial actions are associated with it. To explore this issue, we examined 55 small companies and found that OO of product success was positively related to introducing products that required more resources and were more pioneering. Furthermore, satisfaction with company performance had a curvilinear (U-shap...
#1Abagail McWilliamsH-Index: 24
#2Rodney C. ShraderH-Index: 10
When large, for-profits engage in social value creation, this is generally referred to as corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the measure of social value is referred to as corporate social performance (CSP). There is an extensive literature on CSR and CSP, mostly concerned with the question of whether firms “do well” by “doing good” (Orlitzky, et al., 2003). The role of entrepreneurs and small firms in creating social value is less well understood and has been given much less attention. We...
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