Session 170

Emerging Markets

Track K

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Time: 08:00 – 09:15


Room: Meeting Hall V

Session Chair:

  • Kimberly Eddleston, Northeastern University

Title: Industry Linkages In Agglomeration: The Collocation Of The Plastics And Molds Industries In Portugal


  • Carla Costa, Utrecht University
  • Rui Baptista, Technical University of Lisbon

Abstract: Two theoretical streams are examined to explain the collocation of related industries: agglomeration economies and organizational reproduction theories. The empirical analysis focuses on the molds for plastic injection, and plastics industries in Portugal. Organizational reproduction theory contributes strongly to the explanation of collocation patterns, while agglomeration economies accounts do not seem to contribute to explain collocation. Specifically, location choices of entrants are driven by the fact that molds firms are more likely to spawn plastics firms (and vice-versa), and that entrepreneurs tend to locate in their home region, therefore leading to the collocation of suppliers and customers. Moreover, the likelihood of firm survival does not seem to improve with collocation in agglomerated regions.

Title: Is the Redundancy in the Network Structure or in the Network Content?


  • Suresh Bhagavatula, Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore

Abstract: Studies within the network perspective of entrepreneurship have enabled us to understand how networks assist entrepreneurs. But, the results of the studies on network structure are inconclusive. Some scholars have reported positive effects of structural holes on performance, some have identified detrimental effect of structural holes, whereas some others found no evidence. We argue that these conflicting finding could be that, in all these studies networks have been operationalized ignoring the tie content. By studying the interactions between network structure and network content, this study attempts to reconcile the contradictory finding. Furthermore by contextualizing this study within a low technology domain in India, supporting or extending the the network perspectives into a different cultural and technological context will be the other contribution of this study.

Title: Leapfrogging Corporate Social Responsibility in Transitioning Economies: The Role of Entrepreneurs


  • Abagail McWilliams, University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Rod Shrader, University of Illinois-Chicago

Abstract: We have seen tremendous growth in research and application of Corporate Social Responsibility as large firms in wealthy economies have embraced the concept, and many now have corporate officers of CSR and showcase CSR activities in their annual reports. Many large investment funds focus on helping investors fund socially responsible companies. However, some large firms have started to move beyond CSR and toward sustainability as more relevant for long term success. Meanwhile some entrepreneurs are putting social performance and sustainability before profits. In this study we examine CSR and sustainability to determine whether firms, especially new ventures, in transitioning economies should leapfrog the CSR model followed in wealthy economies and go directly to sustainability.

Title: Speed of Pro-market Reforms, Family Influence, and Performance of Family Firms From Emerging Markets


  • Kimberly Eddleston, Northeastern University
  • Elitsa Banalieva, Northeastern University
  • Thomas Zellweger, University of St. Gallen

Abstract: We analyze the impact of family influence through family leadership and family excess control rights on the performance of family firms from emerging markets. We suggest the institution-based view modifies the standard predictions of agency theory regarding family influence such that agency theory’s assumptions are not universal but depend on the speed of pro-market reforms in the emerging market. Namely, we propose that faster speed of pro-market reforms (i.e., faster government withdrawal from areas of economic activity in favor of market forces) in the emerging market alters the family influence costs to benefits. We test our hypotheses on a sample of 254 Chinese family firms from different Chinese provinces during the 2003-2009 period and find overall support for our framework.

All Sessions in Track K...

Sun: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 126: Entrepreneurship & Stakeholders - The Future Research Agenda
Sun: 09:30 – 10:45
Session 127: Teaching Strategic Entrepreneurship
Sun: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 128: Poverty, Informal Firms & Strategic Entrepreneurship
Sun: 15:15 – 16:30
Session 157: Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures
Session 161: Entrepreneurial Growth
Mon: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 158: Corporate Venture Capital
Session 175: Austrian Economics & Creative Destruction
Mon: 09:30 – 10:45
Session 178: Institutional Theory & New Ventures
Session 180: Pushing the Bounds of Agency Theory
Mon: 13:30 – 14:45
Session 159: Exploration, Exploitation, and Ambidexterity
Session 169: Spinoffs, Spinouts, and Labor Mobility
Mon: 16:30 – 17:45
Session 162: New Venture Strategy & Innovation
Session 163: Cognitive Perspectives
Tue: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 164: IPOs
Session 170: Emerging Markets
Tue: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 160: Corporate Venturing and Intrapreneurship
Session 179: Social Networks within and across Firms
Tue: 14:15 – 15:30
Session 166: Institutional Aspects of Entrepreneurship
Session 167: Firm Boundaries
Tue: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 174: Social Networks & Entrepreneurship
Session 176: Value Capture & Appropriability
Tue: 17:30 – 18:45
Session 168: Uncertainty, Ambiguity, and Sense-Making
Session 173: New Venture Creation

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