Abstract

Resilience, or the capacity to rebound from adversity strengthened and more resourceful, is an important quality for entrepreneurial teams, yet we know little about how entrepreneurial teams can foster resilience. I develop and test hypotheses about the antecedents and mechanisms for resilience in entrepreneurial teams. I argue that communal schemas in entrepreneurial teams, which entail caring for team members’ needs, foster resilience through the mechanisms of trust and creativity. Moreover, I hypothesize that contracting practices that make expectations explicit and activities transparent facilitate resilience through the mechanisms of role clarity and accountability. The hypotheses are tested in a survey of 122 entrepreneurial teams. Results support the proposed framework.

Share

COinS