Management research has neglected to conceptualize bootstrapping as a strategic resource management approach and to uncover its antecedents. To address this gap, this study studies the effect of strategic orientations and environmental factors on bootstrapping behavior. Our study of 298 entrepreneurs reveals that resource bootstrapping can be viewed as an individualistic choice made by entrepreneurs, based on a proactive maximization pattern.
Grichnik, Dietmar and Singh, Luv
"RESOURCE BOOTSTRAPPING OF NASCENT ENTREPRENEURS: CONSCIOUS ENTREPRENEURIAL DECISION OR FORCED REACTION?,"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 30
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol30/iss12/3