The link between earnings management and corporate performance: evidence from family firms

The link between earnings management and corporate performance: evidence from family firms Manuel Bermejo-Sánchez; Lázaro Rodríguez-Ariza; Jennifer Martínez-Ferrero International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 25, No. 1 (2015) pp. 106 – 124 The aim of this research is to analyse the financial consequences of earnings management (EM) practices for corporate performance, focusing on … Read more

The shareconomy as a precursor for digital entrepreneurship business models

The shareconomy as a precursor for digital entrepreneurship business models Chris Richter; Sascha Kraus; Pasi Syrjä International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 25, No. 1 (2015) pp. 18 – 35 Shareconomy is a budding field of science and deals with the new movement of sharing goods with others instead of buying them. The … Read more

How to Exploit Your Startup’s Constraints: Good entrepreneurs use their lack of resources to their advantage.

The enthusiasm that David Schonthal has for startups is not based solely on how much funding they might raise, the chance they may come up with a giant-killing innovation, or the potential for a massive buyout from an established firm. Instead, Schonthal, an entrepreneur focused on the health care industry and a clinical professor of … Read more

Relevance of Systems Thinking and Scientific Holism to Social Entrepreneurship

Social enterprises are said to meet two conditions—they address long-standing social problems, and they develop innovative solutions to do so. However, many social enterprises satisfy these two conditions but are unsuccessful in creating sustained positive social change. This article argues that a necessary condition for social enterprises to create and sustain social change is the … Read more

Entrepreneurship and Comparative Advantage

This article advances a blueprint for understanding the function entrepreneurs perform in international trade, by drawing on the connection between comparative advantage and entrepreneurial judgement. The mutual benefits of specialisation and exchange are demonstrated whenever we find a minimum relative difference between the productivity of resources; however, we argue in this article that the concrete … Read more

Entrepreneurs’ network evolution – the relevance of cognitive social capital

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, Volume 21, Issue 2, April 2015. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate entrepreneurs’ network evolution in the start-up phase. Design/methodology/approach Based on the case studies of six fashion start-up firms, this study uses a three-dimensional perspective on social capital (structural, relational, cognitive) to investigate entrepreneurs’ … Read more

Initiating nascent entrepreneurial activities

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, Volume 21, Issue 1, Page 27-49, March 2015. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the direct effect of two individual-level resources, one subjective and the other objective, and their interaction in influencing the business entry decision. By distinguishing perceived ability from actual ability and … Read more