Foss, Klein, Kor, and Mahoney on Entrepreneurship

29 November 2006 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

| Nicolai Foss |

As readers of O&M will know, Peter and I are highly sympathetic to subjectivist economics, mainly Austrian economics, and both take an interest in entrepreneurship and the theory of the firm. Yasemin Kor is an expert on the RBV and top management, and former O&M guest blogger Joe Mahoney is, of course, an expert on the RBV and the theory of the firm. This makes, we think, for an excellent author team. Thus, we have collaborated in writing a paper, “Entrepreneurship, Subjectivism, and the Resource-based View: Towards a New Synthesis.” Here is the abstract:

This paper maintains that the consistent application of subjectivism helps to reconcile contemporary entrepreneurship theory with strategic management research in general, and the resource-based view in particular. The paper synthesizes theoretical insights from Austrian economics and Penrose’s (1959) resources approach, arguing that entrepreneurship is inherently subjective and firm specific. This new synthesis describes how entrepreneurship is manifested in teams, and is driven by both heterogeneity of managerial mental models and shared team experiences.

Enjoy!

Entry filed under: - Foss -, Papers, Recommended Reading, Strategic Management, Theory of the Firm.

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