Michael Conger
Miami University
SociologyBusinessSocial entrepreneurshipSocioeconomicsEntrepreneurship
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Publications 24
#1Jessica Jones (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 2
#2Jeffrey G. York (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 13
Last. Michael J. Lenox (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 24
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Diffusion of environmentally beneficial practices is often portrayed as either the result of regulatory action or the heroic leadership of powerful actors within an industry. But, is this character...
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#1David Gras (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 8
#2Michael Conger (Miami University)H-Index: 4
Last. Michael Gras (UT: University of Tennessee)
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Wicked problems persistently cause human suffering, endanger wildlife, and degrade the environment, and are defined by their inherent complex, uncertain, and evaluative nature. Because of these interrelated and mutually reinforcing characteristics, they are notoriously difficult to solve. We explain how the nature of wicked problems affects the way in which beliefs about opportunities to solve them are formed, and why these beliefs often prevent prospective entrepreneurs from correctly judging n...
#1Gideon D. Markman (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 25
#2Peter T. Gianiodis (Duquesne University)H-Index: 10
Last. Jeffrey G. YorkH-Index: 13
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#1Brett R. Smith (Miami University)H-Index: 13
#2Michael Conger (Miami University)H-Index: 4
Last. Mitchell J. Neubert (Baylor University)H-Index: 20
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Abstract Religion is one of the most pervasive and central topics in society. However, its relative neglect by entrepreneurship research leads to an insufficient understanding of entrepreneurial action. To address this gap, we build on boundary theory and the psychology of religion to develop a sketch of the role of religion in entrepreneurial action, including its antecedents and outcomes. Finally, we suggest a number of theoretical perspectives (identity, sensemaking, and boundary) and researc...
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#1Jenni M. Dinger (Suffolk University)H-Index: 2
#2Michael Conger (Miami University)H-Index: 4
Last. Carla V. Bustamante (UAI: Adolfo Ibáñez University)H-Index: 2
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The frequency and severity of natural disasters and extreme weather events are increasing, taking a dramatic economic and relational toll on the communities they strike. Given the critical role that entrepreneurship plays in a community’s viability, it is necessary to understand how small business owners respond to these events and move forward over time. This study explores the long-term dynamics and trajectory of individuals within the broader business community following a natural disaster, p...
#1Yolanda Sarason (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 12
#2Michael Conger (Miami University)H-Index: 4
The distinctive domain of entrepreneurship has been defined as the nexus of the entrepreneur and opportunities. We argue that this definition, as well as dominant research in entrepreneurship, is rooted in a Western perspective situated in market-based economies. In order to further the understanding of the dominant assumptions of the nature of the nexus (ontology) and our understanding of the nexus (epistemology), we interpret and reinterpret a case of an entrepreneurial venture in Vietnam. We ...
#1Jessica JonesH-Index: 2
#2Jeffrey G. YorkH-Index: 13
Last. Siddharth VedulaH-Index: 4
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Entrepreneurship offers a unique approach to creating environmentally beneficial practices of organizations. While institutional entrepreneurship is a well-developed concept, whether and how differ...
#1Susan L. Young (KSU: Kennesaw State University)H-Index: 4
#2Chris Welter (Xavier University)H-Index: 6
Last. Michael Conger (Miami University)H-Index: 4
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How entrepreneurial opportunities are formed and exploited depends upon the institutional environment in which they are embedded. The varying amounts of risk and uncertainty across and within heterogeneous institutional environments have important implications for the types of opportunity developed. While the international business and entrepreneurship literatures consider the effect of environmental risk and uncertainty on firms, risk and uncertainty are often treated as interchangeable or syno...
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#1Michael Conger (Miami University)H-Index: 4
#2Jeffery S. McMullen (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 24
Last. Jeffrey G. York (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 13
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We extend current knowledge on prosocial organizing by explaining how membership in organizational categories lead entrepreneurs to reevaluate their firms' activities and opportunities. Through a qualitative study of 46 firms that pursued B Corp certification, we developed an identity control model of prosocial opportunity. Our findings suggest that joining a prosocial category catalyzes identity-driven reflexivity, which can alter the firm's engagement in prosocial activity. This identity-drive...
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#2Brett R. SmithH-Index: 13
Last. Michael CongerH-Index: 4
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Based on a three-year qualitative, longitudinal case study of a social venture partnership, we extend the understanding of distributed leadership in organizational knowledge creation. We develop an expanded model of distributed leadership that identifies the antecedents, different forms, and enablers of distributed leadership in knowledge creation. Our findings move beyond a static and monolithic understanding of distributed leadership to illustrate how an expanded model informs the situational ...
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