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International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing (IJEV)

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International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing (6 papers in press)

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  • Factors Affecting Micro and Small Business Distress in Austria   Order a copy of this article
    by Mario Situm 
    Abstract: In the context of this study, the probability of distress of micro and small enterprises in Austria was analysed on the basis of financial statement figures and data describing the sector of the company, as well as the regional and economic situation of the company's location using the resource-based view (RBV) as a theoretical basis. It was found that relevant indicators for explaining the distress of micro and small enterprises are the size of the company, key figures from financial statement analysis, the location of the company, an affiliation to other companies and the inflation and unemployment rates of the national economy. The results mostly remain robust even when analysing micro and small enterprises separately
    Keywords: distress; micro- and small business; resource-based-view.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2022.10051679
  • Drivers of e-marketing orientation for entrepreneurs and the self-employed in Jordan: The moderating role of perceived continuity of COVID-19 using the SEM approach   Order a copy of this article
    by Wael Hadi, Sahem Nawafleh 
    Abstract: This paper sought to identify what key drivers have shaped the extent of EMO among entrepreneurs and the self-employed during these
    Keywords: E-Marketing Orientation; drivers; Social media; COVID-19; entrepreneurs; self-employed; Jordan.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2023.10051762
  • When Entrepreneurship meets finance and Accounting: (Non-) Financial Information Exchange Between Venture Capital Investors, Business Angels, Incubators, Accelerators, and Start-ups   Order a copy of this article
    by Clara Bratfisch, Frederik J. Riar, Peter Bican 
    Abstract: Building on qualitative data from 53 interviews with different types of investors and start-ups, we study financial and non-financial information that different investor types demand to monitor their portfolio start-ups’ performance during different lifecycle stages, as well as how entrepreneurs generate and furnish the required information. We specifically show in detail how investors, like venture capitalists, incubators, or business angels, mitigate agency conflicts through the exchange of specific financial and non-financial information, both formally and informally. Directly comparing both investor and investee cases, we provide insight on the monitoring methods common among different investor types and start-ups. While investors consider management accounting to be an important part of the relationship, some entrepreneurs do not, or set their priorities differently. Our study illustrates that management accounting not only plays a crucial role in the management of established businesses, but is equally important in entrepreneurial investment settings, as is financial literacy.
    Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Investor–Start-Up Relationships; Venture Capital; Incubators; Accelerators; Management Accounting; Financial Information.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2022.10051908
  • Meaningful Work in Entrepreneurial Teams: Start-ups as places to find more meaningfulness   Order a copy of this article
    by Martin Schwarz, Andreas Wahl 
    Abstract: Meaningful work is an important concept at both the individual and organizational levels. Researchers have studied how the concept manifests in established organizations and how it impacts the individual’s performance. However, little is known about meaningful work in the context of emerging and dynamic organizations such as start-ups. In this study, we test whether individuals on a start-up team show a higher level of meaningful work than individuals in established organizations. Furthermore, we investigate whether meaningful work differences at the team level are related to the founding role. Our results show that meaningful work is more prevalent in entrepreneurial teams and that (co-)founders experience a significantly higher of meaningful work than employees of entrepreneurial teams. This study opens up promising research opportunities to better understand the drivers, characteristics, and consequences of meaningful work in start-ups.
    Keywords: meaningful work; meaningfulness in work; entrepreneurship; start-up; entrepreneurial team.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2023.10052306
  • Entrepreneurial Fear of Failure and Psychological Well-Being: A Moderation Analysis of Resilience   Order a copy of this article
    by Syed Asif Mehdi, Lata Singh 
    Abstract: Fear of failure in entrepreneurship research is been considered as the inhibitor of entrepreneurial activity. However, previous studies have primarily focused on non-entrepreneurs. This approach of examine fear of failure in entrepreneurship does not gauge the actual experience of entrepreneurs while practicing entrepreneurship. The purpose of the present study is to examine the effect of entrepreneurial fear of failure on psychological well-being of entrepreneurs and moderating effect of resilience between the relationship. Data is collected from 129 practicing entrepreneurs. For data analysis purpose, regression and moderation analysis have been executed. Results suggested that entrepreneurial fear of failure is inversely associated with psychological well-being of entrepreneurs. In addition, high level of resilience neutralizes the negative effect of entrepreneurial fear of failure on psychological well-being.
    Keywords: Entrepreneurial Fear of Failure; Resilience; Psychological Well-Being; India; Practicing entrepreneurs.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2023.10053690
  • What Predicts Effectuation Preferences? Disentangling Individual and Environmental Factors and Illuminating Decision Criteria   Order a copy of this article
    by Sylvia Hubner-Benz, Matthias Baum 
    Abstract: Effectuation, a logic for entrepreneurial decision-making, has been suggested to be predominantly used by entrepreneurs and specifically appropriate in entrepreneurial environments. This study challenges previous assumptions in effectuation literature by exploring whether it is the (a) entrepreneurial experience or (b) entrepreneurial environment that determines individuals’ preferences for effectuation over causation. Our experimental vignette study suggests that being in an entrepreneurial environment but not the decision-makers’ entrepreneurial experience predicts a preference for effectuation. In an additional qualitative analysis, we investigate which decision criteria drive these results. Moreover, we discuss our exploratory finding that more women than men seem to prefer effectuation. We elaborate on the implications of our findings for effectuation research and practice.
    Keywords: Effectuation; decision-making; entrepreneurial expertise; entrepreneurial environment.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2023.10053788