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Harry J. Sapienza
University of Minnesota
103Publications
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#1David Souder (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 9
#2Akbar Zaheer (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 32
Last.Rebecca Ranucci (UHart: University of Hartford)H-Index: 3
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Research summary: In family businesses, investment decisions often involve both socioemotional wealth and economic considerations. Focusing on new technology adoption, we argue that multiple dimensions of socioemotional wealth contribute to complex effects within different types of family firms—depending on the level of family control—as well as in contrast to non-family firms. Results based on cable TV operators from 1983 to 1987 confirm that family ownership correlates negatively with technolo...
#1R. Isil Yavuz (Özyeğin University)H-Index: 1
#2Harry J. SapienzaH-Index: 42
Last.Youngeun Chu (UB: University at Buffalo)
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This study examines how angel investor–entrepreneur task conflicts are related to portfolio company innovativeness and how this relationship is moderated by the level of agreement on priorities, diversity of entrepreneurial experience, and the level of communication. Using survey data gathered from 54 teams of angels and entrepreneurs in Belgium and the United States, we show that the negative relationship between task conflict and innovativeness is more severe when the teams have lower levels o...
#1Violetta Gerasymenko (OSU: Oregon State University)H-Index: 4
#2D. deClercq (Brock University)H-Index: 35
Last.Harry J. Sapienza (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 42
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This study extends extant research on business model change by examining the impact of venture capital firms (VCFs) on the performance of young ventures that have substantially changed their business model. The analysis, using a unique dataset of 163 venture capital-backed portfolio companies (PFCs), reveals a positive relationship between the scope of VCF involvement and PFC performance. Furthermore, the VCFs' experience with business model change and the recruitment of an outside CEO to the PF...
#1José C. Casillas (University of Seville)H-Index: 21
#2José L. Barbero (Pablo de Olavide University)H-Index: 7
Last.Harry J. Sapienza (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 42
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We analyze how knowledge, learning, and strategic intent shape export intensity during the period surrounding the initiation of export activities in small, independent firms. Our research is conducted on a sample of small firms started in Andalusia, a region characterized by a lower proportion of exporting firms. By examining the interplay among different forms of knowledge and learning we extend stage and international entrepreneurship models of the internationalization process. We find that in...
#1Lakshmi Balachandra (Babson College)H-Index: 7
#2Harry J. Sapienza (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 42
Last.Dennie Kim (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 1
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The entrepreneur’s pitch is a critical component that investors use to analyze opportunities. While investors consider financial aspects of the venture like the business model and market, there may be more personal qualities that impacts investors’ interest in a venture following a pitch. In particular, the way in which an investor relates to these interpersonal and personal experience qualities may strongly influence their preference for certain ventures over others. Our study focuses on consid...
#1Harry J. SapienzaH-Index: 42
#2D. deClercqH-Index: 35
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#1Harry J. SapienzaH-Index: 42
#2D. deClercq (Brock University)H-Index: 35
Last.Liman Zhao (China Europe International Business School)
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#1D. deClercq (Brock University)H-Index: 35
#2Harry J. Sapienza (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 42
Last.Lianxi Zhou (Brock University)H-Index: 24
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Abstract Drawing from the attention-based view, this article extends the study of international entrepreneurship by investigating how the contribution of international ventures’ entrepreneurial strategic posture to their actual learning efforts in foreign markets depends on various flexibilities that underlie their operations. The results from a sample of international Chinese ventures indicate that an entrepreneurial strategic posture enhances international learning effort more to the extent th...
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