Title

Properties of Emerging Organizations: An Empirical Test

(with Tatiana S. Manolova, Linda F. Edelman)

Publication

Journal of Business Venturing

DOI*

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2007.09.002

Abstract

The process of new venture creation is central to the field of entrepreneurship. The effects of initial organizing have a direct influence on survival, yet empirical examination of the dimensions of emergent organizations is limited. Using longitudinal data on nascent entrepreneurs, this paper empirically tests four properties of emerging organizations-intentionality, resources, boundary and exchange- and their effect on likelihood of continued organizing [Katz, J., Gartner, W.B., 1988. Properties of emerging organizations. Academy of Management Review 13(3), 429–441]. Our results suggest that all four properties are necessary for firm survival in the short-term and those firms that organize more slowly are more likely to continue to organize. Further, nascent ventures in which intentionality preceded the other organizing properties were not significantly more likely to continue in the organizing effort. Our results suggest an extension of the original Katz and Gartner [Katz, J., Gartner, W.B., 1988. Properties of emerging organizations. Academy of Management Review 13(3), 429–441] framework.

Disciplines

Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Business and Corporate Communications | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations

Recommended Citation

Brush, Candida G., Tatiana S. Manolova, Linda F. Edelman. 2008. "Properties of Emerging Organizations: An Empirical Test." Journal of Business Venturing 23, no. 5: 547-566.

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