Management research has neglected to conceptualize bootstrapping as a strategic resource management approach and to uncover its antecedents. To address this gap, this study studies the effect of strategic orientations and environmental factors on bootstrapping behavior. Our study of 298 entrepreneurs reveals that resource bootstrapping can be viewed as an individualistic choice made by entrepreneurs, based on a proactive maximization pattern.

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Grichnik, Dietmar; Brinckmann, Jan; Singh, Luv

Resource bootstrapping of nascent entrepreneurs: Conscious entrepreneurial decision or forced reaction?

Management research has neglected to conceptualize bootstrapping as a strategic resource management approach and to uncover its antecedents. To address this gap, this study studies the effect of strategic orientations and environmental factors on bootstrapping behavior. Our study of 298 entrepreneurs reveals that resource bootstrapping can be viewed as an individualistic choice made by entrepreneurs, based on a proactive maximization pattern.
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Resource bootstrapping of nascent entrepreneurs: Conscious entrepreneurial decision or forced reaction?
Grichnik, Dietmar; Brinckmann, Jan; Singh, Luv
2010 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (2010 BCERC)
International Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Babson Park (United States of America), 08/06/2010 - 12/06/2010

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