Brett Anitra Gilbert
Rutgers University
BusinessEconomicsMarketingNew VenturesEntrepreneurship
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In a previous issue of Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship, small firms were commonly acknowledged as an important topic in the 20th century literature on industry concentration. Since the turn of the 21st century, startups have become a topic of significant prominence. Despite this fact, none of the recent literature reviews on industry concentration highlights their importance. Likewise, several other factors that have been identified since Marshall’s (1920) work, have received new at...
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#1Brett Anitra Gilbert (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 10
Since Alfred Marshall's acknowledgement of industry concentration within particular regions, a host of studies have emerged that shed light on the phenomena of agglomerations, industrial districts and industry clusters. This monograph overviews the foundation laid by this body of work. It highlights the academic voices that contribute to this strand of research, the geographic regions and industries of focus, as well as the overall themes that have been examined. These topics are discussed for s...
#1Brett Anitra Gilbert (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 10
#2Curtis L Wesley (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 5
Last. Kevin L. Johnson (University of St. Thomas (Minnesota))H-Index: 4
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In this study we strive to understand the factors that enable technology new ventures to attract potentially valuable partners. Informed by institutional and signaling theories, we suggest cluster ...
#1Lawrence A. Plummer (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 11
#2Brett Anitra Gilbert (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 10
This study explores the effects of defense agency funding of university research on regional new venture creation. We argue that ‘closed’ university research may constrain the direct flow of new knowledge into the entrepreneurial process, but does not restrict more tacit and indirect flows of university research. We find a negative (positive) effect of the defense share of university research funding on short-term (long-term) regional start-up rates. This may indicate that while defense-funded r...
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#1Brett Anitra Gilbert (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 10
#2Joanna Tochman Campbell (UC: University of Cincinnati)H-Index: 11
History and place matter for the emergence of new technological paradigms. However, limited empirical evidence exists that reflects the characteristics that support or hinder the development of radical technologies within regions. In this study, we theorize geographic regions as distinct socio-economic-political systems with different resources for radical technological development. We integrate evolutionary economic geography and technology management literatures with universities positioned as...
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Last. Patricia P. McDougallH-Index: 35
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#1Li Dai (College of Business Administration)H-Index: 5
#2Vladislav Maksimov (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 8
Last. Stephanie A. Fernhaber (Butler University)H-Index: 13
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This research integrates the international business and entrepreneurship literatures by examining the independent influences of innovativeness, proactiveness, and risk-taking on the ability of a firm to broaden its scope across international markets. For each dimension of entrepreneurial orientation, a cost–benefit framework is applied to highlight the trade-offs associated with different levels in the internationalization context. Based on a unique dataset of 500 SMEs spanning 10 industries, th...
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#1Rhett Andrew Brymer (Miami University)H-Index: 5
#2Janice C. Molloy (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 12
Last. Brett Anitra Gilbert (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 10
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This article offers pipelines as a new perspective on human capital heterogeneity between firms. Using resource-based theory logic, we define pipelines as repeated interorganizational hiring and a practice firms use to differentially acquire and accumulate human capital and mitigate human capital risks. Pipelines are a ubiquitous staffing practice with ambiguous implications for firm performance that to date have eluded scholarly examination. Thus we use a systems framework to highlight input, o...
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#1Michael Migendt (EBS University of Business and Law)H-Index: 3
#2Florian Taübe (ULB: Université libre de Bruxelles)H-Index: 14
Last. Paschen von FlotowH-Index: 8
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In our paper we observe with an extensive database of press articles about venture capital the emergence and following evolution of the topic clean technology investing. We match our software-based analysis of the press discourse with investment data and observe high synchronicity of the developments of the two datasets. We demonstrate that historical textual information holds as a viable proxy for analyzing circumstances with a lack of rich data. An industry life cycle model can be applied to t...
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#1Brett Anitra Gilbert (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 10
#2Joanna Tochman Campbell (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 11
Last. Li Dai (LMU: Loyola Marymount University)H-Index: 5
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This research empirically examines the Aldrich and Fiol (1994) model of industry creation to assess the cognitive and sociopolitical factors at the organizational, intra-industry and inter-industry levels that influence emerging technologies and industries. We employ a qualitative research methodology in the context of the emerging hydrogen-fuel cell industry. We find that firms build cognitive and sociopolitical legitimacy by simultaneously associating and distancing fuel cell technology from i...