Past Experience, Cognitive Frames, and Entrepreneurship: Some Econometric Evidence from the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry
AbstractThe theoretical literature identifies three important entrepreneurial dimensions, namely discovering new opportunities, responsiveness to uncertainty, and coordination of a firm. In the empirical literature, past experience has been identified as having an important influence on organizational behavior. This literature, however, focuses predominantly on the impact of experience on new opportunities using a resource-based view and human capital perspective. In contrast, we draw upon the cognitive science literature to argue that past experience shapes an entrepreneurâ€™s cognitive frame, and, hence, influences entrepreneurship in a more holistic manner. We provide econometric evidence of the impact of past experience on all three entrepreneurial dimensions from the small scale Indian pharmaceutical enterprises.
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Entrepreneurship; Past experience; Cognition; Informatione and knowledge; India pharmaceutical industry Length 42 pages;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search, Learning, and Information
- L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
- M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Business Administration - - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2008-05-31 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBE-2008-05-31 (Cognitive & Behavioural Economics)
- NEP-CSE-2008-05-31 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-CWA-2008-05-31 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-ENT-2008-05-31 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-HRM-2008-05-31 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-KNM-2008-05-31 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
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