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David James Scheaf
Baylor University
Publications 5
Published on May 9, 2019in Journal of Management 9.06
Eric D. Heggestad16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UNCC: University of North Carolina at Charlotte),
David James Scheaf (Baylor University)+ 3 AuthorsEleanor B. Williams1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UNCC: University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
In describing measures used in their research, authors frequently report having adapted a scale, indicating that they changed something about it. Although such changes can raise concerns about validity, there has been little discussion of this practice in our literature. To estimate the prevalence and identify key forms of scale adaptation, we conducted two studies of the literature. In Study 1, we reviewed the descriptions of all scales (N = 2,088) in four top journals over a 2-year period. We ...
Published on Aug 1, 2017
David James Scheaf , Blakley Chase Davis3
Estimated H-index: 3
+ 3 AuthorsGarrett Holloway1
Estimated H-index: 1
Crowdfunding represents a unique and increasingly common conduit for the acquisition of entrepreneurial startup capital. Through the integration of signaling theory and dual process theory, we develop a set of hypotheses regarding the role played by both costly signals and presentation quality in determining crowdfunding performance. Our hypothesized relationships were tested using a random sample 323 funding pitches drawn from Kickstarter platform. We introduce the concept of signal flexibility...
Published on Jan 1, 2016
Melissa R. Medaugh1
Estimated H-index: 1
Andrew C. Loignon + 2 AuthorsJanaki Gooty14
Estimated H-index: 14
The benefits (e.g., resource acquisition) afforded by social network membership are well-documented in the entrepreneurship literature. The receipt of such benefits typically rest of the assumption of uniformity - that simply being a network member translates into entrepreneurs acquiring network resources important to opportunity exploitation (i.e., access to partners’ extended networks via referrals). In this paper, we challenge this key assumption and suggest that much of the work in this doma...