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Social Capital and Small-firm Entrepreneurs
ARZLANIAN, Souren | ELFRING, Tom

A growing number of studies is finding that social capital can contribute to entrepreneurial success. Pull apart the data, though, and some of the results seem to contradict each other. So does social capital help? And what kind, ...

Mapping Online Consumer Search
KIM, Jun | ALBUQUERQUE, Paulo | BRONNENBERG, Bart J.

Amazon.com enables consumers to shop at the click of a button, which also provides rich information for manufacturers about consumer search and choice. One study shows how this information – which is freely and publicly avai ...

Political Considerations in the Decision of Chinese SOEs to List Overseas
HUNG, Mingyi | WONG, T.J. | ZHANG, Tianyu

Politics and political connections are known to play a role in the privatization of state-owned enterprises (SOEs). New research shows they also play a role in the overseas listing of Chinese SOEs, as managers of more politically ...

Making the Right Connections
ZHANG, Xiaojun | VENKATESH, Viswanath

The advent of instant communication technologies has brought with it a promise of larger networks and easy access to more resources, but it is not always obvious how to obtain these benefits. People have online and offline network ...

Windfalls, Entrepreneurship and the "Right Stuff"
ANDERSEN, Steffen | NIELSEN, Kasper Meisner

Financial constraints have been cited as one of the most important impediments to entrepreneurship, but why do people encounter such constraints? A study of Danish entrepreneurs, some of whom became entrepreneurs after receiving ...

Collaboration in a Complex World
van WIJK, Jakomijn | ELFRING, Tom | ZIETSMA, Charlene | den HOND, Frank

Many of the problems facing the world today, such as climate change and poverty, require collaboration across different groups in society. The interests of community groups, vested stakeholders, governments, NGOs and, of course, b ...

Consumer Learning and Online Product Reviews
ZHAO, Yi | YANG, Sha | NARAYAN, Vishal | ZHAO, Ying

Online product reviews have become ubiquitous on websites aimed at consumers. And while the evidence suggests that on the whole they add to sales, little research has been done at the individual level. What happens when a consumer ...

Lessons from the Chinese Warrants Bubble
XIONG, Wei | YU, Jialin

History is scattered with spectacular asset price bubbles, from the Dutch tulip bubble of the 1600s to the Internet bubble of the late 1990s. These bubbles have been studied in minute detail to understand how and why their price c ...

To Buy Or Not to Buy: Strategies for Dealing with Consumer Deliberation
GUO, Liang | ZHANG, Juanjuan

Consumers face multiple choices every time they shop before they make buying decisions. Manufacturers seek to influence those decisions through the way they design, brand, market and distribute their products, but they would also ...

Why Firms May Not Be Getting The Most From Their Expats
CHANG, Yi-ying | GONG, Yaping | PENG, Mike W

Expatriates are a costly investment for multinational corporations (MNCs). They are meant to bring valuable skills and knowledge to subsidiaries to improve performance, but studies have shown mixed results. So much seems to ride o ...