Dr. Emmanuelle Fauchart, Associate Researcher
Darwinians, communitarians & missionaries: The role founder identity in entrepreneurship, article published in The Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) 2011, Vol 54, N.5 by Dr. Emmanuelle Fauchart and Marc Gruber. The articles presents the conclusions of an analysis of social identity theory. The study explores the identities, behaviours and action of 49 company founders in the sport related equipment industry. The analysis findings suggest the existence of three pure types of founder identities and that these identities systematically shape key decisions in the creation of new firms, thereby imprinting the start-ups with the founders’ distinct self-concepts.
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