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dc.contributor.advisorSong, Michaeleng
dc.contributor.authorChen, Yaneng
dc.date.issued2014-07-17eng
dc.date.submitted2014 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on July 17, 2014eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Michael Songeng
dc.descriptionVitaeng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 120-140)eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.)--Henry W. Bloch School of Management. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2014eng
dc.description.abstractDrawing on the behavioral theory of the firm, this dissertation examines the learning and searching processes in new ventures. This dissertation includes three essays, each focusing on one specific aspect of a search perspective on entrepreneurship. The first essay focuses on how new ventures learn from performance feedback in their pursuit of survival and growth, investigating the role of organizational attention in learning from performance feedback. The second essay focuses on R&D search under environmental jolts, investigating how environmental jolts affect new ventures’ R&D search behavior. The third essay focuses on technological search and market search in new ventures, investigating how new ventures allocate resources to the two types of search and how such resource allocation affects new venture performance. As a whole, these three essays draw on the behavioral theory of the firm to develop a search perspective on entrepreneurshipeng
dc.description.tableofcontentsAbstract -- Illustrations -- Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- When survival trumps growth: attention to survival and growth in new ventures -- R&D search under an environmental jolt:evidence from high-tech new ventures -- The benefits of unbalanced search in new ventures -- Conclusions -- Appendix descriptive statistics -- Referenceseng
dc.format.extentxii, 141 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/43504eng
dc.subject.lcshEntrepreneurshipeng
dc.subject.lcshOrganizational behavioreng
dc.subject.otherDissertation -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Entrepreneurship and innovationeng
dc.titleToward a search perspective on entrepreneurshipeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEntrepreneurship and Innovation (UMKC)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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