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Factors Critical In Overcoming The Liability Of Newness: Highlighting The Role Of Family, Clay Dibrell, Justin Craig, Ken Moores, Aaron Johnson, Peter David 2010 Bond University

Factors Critical In Overcoming The Liability Of Newness: Highlighting The Role Of Family, Clay Dibrell, Justin Craig, Ken Moores, Aaron Johnson, Peter David

Justin B. Craig

With a focus on the role of family, we explore factors critical in enabling start-up ventures to attain legitimacy and overcome the liability of newness. Drawing from multiple interviews with leaders of seven start-up ventures, we investigate the function of a variety of factors [e.g., family, distributors, financial supporters, etc.] deemed critical in attaining venture legitimacy. To validate our findings, we conducted additional interviews with three established family ventures. Our discussion highlights the role of family as a legitimizing strategy and provides an increased awareness of how internal and external resources are leveraged by the start-up to gain legitimacy.


Pro Forma Accounting Reconciliation Disclosures: The Effect Of Financial Reporting Knowledge And Information Viewing Behavior On Judgments Of Nonprofessional Investors, William N. Dilla, Diane J. Janvrin, Cynthia G. Jeffrey 2010 Iowa State University

Pro Forma Accounting Reconciliation Disclosures: The Effect Of Financial Reporting Knowledge And Information Viewing Behavior On Judgments Of Nonprofessional Investors, William N. Dilla, Diane J. Janvrin, Cynthia G. Jeffrey

Accounting Publications

This study extends prior research by examining the extent to which financial reporting knowledge and information viewing behavior affect the influence of reconciled non-GAAP, or “pro forma” earnings disclosures on nonprofessional investors’ judgments. We find that the effects of pro forma earnings information on participants’ judgments differ, depending on their level of financial reporting knowledge and the amount of time they spent viewing the earnings reconciliation relative to other earnings information. Our results suggest that the effectiveness of financial reporting regulation may be dependent on characteristics of the general investing public that vary across investors. Regulators and standard setters need ...


Interview No. 1490, Leigh Kersh 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1490, Leigh Kersh

Paso del Norte Entrepreneurship Oral History Project

Leigh Kersh was born in El Paso, Texas to Moe and Rosie Kersh. Leigh attended The University of Texas at El Paso and The University of Texas at Austin before attending New York University and graduating with a degree in Physiology. While Leigh finished her degree at NYU, she worked for Federal Express in customer service and then once she graduated she became their corporate physiologist. Leigh credits her time with Federal Express for learning how to do customer service, how to run an operation, and how to train the right people for the company. Leigh grew up watching her ...


Interview No. 1489, Don Shapiro 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1489, Don Shapiro

Paso del Norte Entrepreneurship Oral History Project

Don Shapiro was born and raised in the New York Metropolitan Area. In the 1930’s Don’s father Isadore worked in the fur district in New York City. When Don graduated from high school, he joined the United States Naval Reserve during World War II. After WWII, Done atteneded NYU and got a degree in accounting. After graduating NYU, he became a door to door salesman in New York City. After a time in New York, Don and his friend Harry Katz decided to drive cross country to California and work to earn money along the way. They started ...


Discourse At The Edge: Enterprise Discourse In Ireland, Brendan O'Rourke 2010 Technological University Dublin

Discourse At The Edge: Enterprise Discourse In Ireland, Brendan O'Rourke

Conference papers

Ireland is an economy, society and culture at the edge. It is at the edge of Europe and at the edge of both USA/UK and more mainland European or EU variants of capitalism. More recently it has been at the edge of economic crisis. Yet enterprise discourse is still central in Ireland. Enterprise discourse in Ireland is influenced by global and European Union (EU) developments. However, Irish enterprise discourse is not merely a ‘local adoption’. For example, high Irish economic growth rates during the ‘Celtic Tiger’ period have coincided with the development of the EU’s enterprise policy, thus ...


Interview No. 1486, Elma Rodriguez 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1486, Elma Rodriguez

Paso del Norte Entrepreneurship Oral History Project

Elma met her husband Gus when they were in high school and they married five years later. Gus served in the Vietnam War and when he got out he was given $500.00 so he and Elma decided to start a business. At the time they lived on Basil St. and they started their business out of their home garage and so they named their company Basil Glass Incorporated. Another reason why they named their company Basil Glass instead of their last name is because they wanted to avoid as much discrimination as possible. As Hispanic entrepreneurs starting a business ...


Interview No. 1487, Gustavo Rodriguez 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1487, Gustavo Rodriguez

Paso del Norte Entrepreneurship Oral History Project

Gustavo learned the glass trade while growing up and working alongside his father. The name of his father’s business was Rodriguez Glass. Gustavo’s father had a hard time purchasing glass at an honest price and would purchase glass from Ciudad Juárez, México until a man from Amarillo approached them about buying the glass from him. Gustavo met his wife Elma when they were in high school and they married five years later. Gustavo was in the United States Navy Construction Battalion Reserves and was drafted into the Vietnam War in the early 1960’s. When Gustavo returned home ...


Interview No. 1485, Paul Zacour 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1485, Paul Zacour

Paso del Norte Entrepreneurship Oral History Project

Paul Zacour took real estate classes and began to sell real estate when he was 19 years old. After graduating from The University of Texas at El Paso in 1986, Paul moved to Austin, Texas to be a part of the real estate market boom. In 1992, Paul moved back to El Paso, Texas. He began to work with Fred McKinstry doing appraisals together. The name of the company then became McKinstry-Zacour and Associates. When the opportunity to buy the company arose, Paul took it and Fred McKinstry semi-retired. The company then morphed into Zacour and Associates. Paul’s company ...


How Can Marketing Academics Serve Marketing Practice? The New Marketing Dna As A Model For Marketing Education, Paul Harrigan, James Seligman 2010 University of Southampton

How Can Marketing Academics Serve Marketing Practice? The New Marketing Dna As A Model For Marketing Education, Paul Harrigan, James Seligman

Dr. Paul Harrigan

No abstract provided.


Integrating "Employability" Into The He Curriculum: Case Studies Of Online Portfolio Implementation In The Uk, Lisa Harris, Paul Harrigan, Annette Naudin 2010 University of Southampton

Integrating "Employability" Into The He Curriculum: Case Studies Of Online Portfolio Implementation In The Uk, Lisa Harris, Paul Harrigan, Annette Naudin

Dr. Paul Harrigan

In today’s global market place employers are seeking high level skills of communication, networking and entrepreneurship in their potential employees. Increasingly, these skills extend to online methods of engagement through social media. The idea of the ‘digital native’ suggests that students are able to use such tools effectively, having grown up with these technologies, but more recent research suggests otherwise.

We argue that a traditional university education does not in itself equip students for the modern workplace, and that effective integration of digital research, communication and creative skills into the curriculum is required. The implementation of what we have ...


Web Analytics – A Domain Of Marketing, Paul Harrigan 2010 University of Southampton

Web Analytics – A Domain Of Marketing, Paul Harrigan

Dr. Paul Harrigan

No abstract provided.


Right Up Our Valley: Why Singapore Ought To Quit Copying Silicon Valley, Knowledge@SMU 2010 Singapore Management University

Right Up Our Valley: Why Singapore Ought To Quit Copying Silicon Valley, Knowledge@Smu

Knowledge@SMU

For a small piece of land with no natural resources to offer, Singapore's economy relies a lot on its strategic geographical location, human talents, as well as a penchant for wanting to be the global, and if not, regional 'hub' for commerce, arts and sciences. Where technology is concerned, the one to beat is Silicon Valley. A tall order, perhaps, but the draw is unmistakably alluring. On its own, the Valley boasts a GDP of US$100 billion, generating more wealth per person than anywhere else in the USA. Not content with just salivating over that piece of the ...


A Tentative Recovery, Eric Thompson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A Tentative Recovery, Eric Thompson, University Of Nebraska-Lincoln

Business in Nebraska

U.S. Macroeconomic Outlook

The U.S. economy is persevering in its transition to a self-sustaining recovery fueled by private consumer spending and business investment. But, that transition is tenuous, with factors both encouraging and discouraging growth. Among factors encouraging growth, consumer spending and business investment continue to expand, supported by rising wage income and profits. As is typical in an economic recovery, profits have rebounded as businesses which cut costs during the recession are benefiting from rising revenue. The labor market also has begun to recover. While gains have been limited, the U.S. economy has added private sector ...


University Students' Assessment Of Entrepreneurial Environments, byungku lee 2010 University of Nebraska – Lincoln

University Students' Assessment Of Entrepreneurial Environments, Byungku Lee

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research from the College of Business

Entrepreneurial intention is a primary step to create new venture in the entrepreneurial process. Environmental conditions are one of the main factors that are strengthening or weakening intention of prospective entrepreneur. Therefore, it is important to develop conducive environments for entrepreneurship to promote entrepreneurial intention. Moreover, the promoted entrepreneurial intention will raise the rate of new venture creation.

This paper investigates the relationships between five key environments for entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial intention. The five entrepreneurial environments are: government policies and procedures, socioeconomic conditions, entrepreneurial and business skills, financial assistance, and non-financial assistance, respectively. Conjoint analysis was used to determine the ...


The Accelerator, Volume 4 Issue 6, Summer 2010, Christa Santos 2010 University of Central Florida

The Accelerator, Volume 4 Issue 6, Summer 2010, Christa Santos

The Accelerator

No abstract provided.


A First Course In Entrepreneurship Fundamentals, Part I, Alex Stewart 2010 Marquette University

A First Course In Entrepreneurship Fundamentals, Part I, Alex Stewart

Management Faculty Research and Publications

This two-part article offers ideas for teaching students who are interested in entrepreneurship but unprepared for the widely-taught business plan course. Their lack of preparation is due less to a lack of business knowledge than it is to an awareness of their life and career needs and of the realities of entrepreneurial careers. Course content ideas are presented to help these students develop competencies in four areas: self-understanding, knowledge of entrepreneurial careers, a realistic sense of what ventures would work for them, and business-relevant creativity.


Financing The Next Silicon Valley, Darian M. Ibrahim 2010 William & Mary Law School

Financing The Next Silicon Valley, Darian M. Ibrahim

Faculty Publications

Silicon Valley’s success has led other regions to attempt their own high-tech transformations, yet most imitators have failed. Entrepreneurs may be in short supply in these “non-tech” regions, but some non-tech regions are home to high-quality entrepreneurs who relocate to Silicon Valley due to a lack of local financing for their start-ups. Non-tech regions must provide local finance to prevent entrepreneurial relocation and reap spillover benefits for their communities. This Article compares three possible sources of entrepreneurial finance—private venture capital, state-sponsored venture capital, and angel investor groups—and finds that angel groups have distinct advantages when it comes ...


Ua62/3 June Newsletter, Kentucky Small Business Development Center 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua62/3 June Newsletter, Kentucky Small Business Development Center

University Organizations

Newsletter created by the Kentucky Small Businesss Development Center at WKU.


Interview No. 1484, Sylvia Martinez 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1484, Sylvia Martinez

Paso del Norte Entrepreneurship Oral History Project

Sylvia Martinez, her then husband and his brother decided to start inhome healthcare support business to assist families in El Paso. The business is called Altomar and is located in El Paso, Texas. Their business provided help for families dealing with special needs children. Altomar is a woman-owned certified as well as minority certified business. Sylvia also owns Altomar New Mexico and just started Altomar Medical Equipment Company that provides medical equipment. Sylvia is a member of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Altomar is able to help the El Paso community was ...


Interview No. 1483, Edith Morales 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1483, Edith Morales

Paso del Norte Entrepreneurship Oral History Project

Edith Morales was born in El Paso, Texas but grew up in Ciudad Juárez, México as well. Edith attended The University of Texas at Dallas. She began working at a company called Daisy Tech in Plano, Texas eventually running their Latin America division in Miami, Florida and in México City, México. After twelve years of working for that company, the company went out of business. Edith started Printek Supplies Inc. in Miami. In 2005 while visiting family in El Paso, Edith and her husband decided to move their company and family back to El Paso. Edith belongs to the Greater ...


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