Stuck in the Middle: Decomposing the Status-Innovation Nexus

Funded Research Proposal

This study explores the link between status and innovation. While extant studies have tended to treat status as uni-dimensional and static, evidence suggests that it may be multifaceted and dynamic. Taking individual inventors as the primary level of analysis, the project decomposes status into different associative (e.g. where the inventor was trained) and achieved dimensions (e.g. her professional standing in the field).Read More

Motivational and Behavioral Factors in Entrepreneurial Decision-Making

Funded Research Proposal

Broadly speaking, this study is investigating how extrinsic and intrinsic motives affect entrepreneurial behavior and, in particular, innovative activity by nascent entrepreneurs. Specifically, it is interested in understanding when and how status motivation induces entrepreneurs to pursue innovative business ideas.Read More

Home-Country Networks and Foreign Expansion

Published Research

We propose that home country network advantages shape firms’ foreign expansion. We argue that a social status advantage is transferable from one market to another as a signal of quality but that a brokerage advantage is more context-specific and difficult to transfer.Read More