Klingbeil, Caren, Semrau, Thorsten ORCID: 0000-0002-0211-4904, Ebers, Mark ORCID: 0000-0003-2585-0813 and Wilhelm, Hendrik ORCID: 0000-0002-4338-3887 (2019). Logics, Leaders, Lab Coats: A Multi‐Level Study on How Institutional Logics are Linked to Entrepreneurial Intentions in Academia. Journal of Management Studies, 56 (5). pp. 929-965. Wiley. ISSN 0022-2380

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Situated in the context of academia, this study integrates ideas from institutional theory, person-environment fit theory and leadership research to conceptualize and examine the cross-level link between the organizational-level institutional logic of research commercialization and the entrepreneurial intentions of researchers. Multi-level analyses based on a sample of 254 researchers working for 85 research group leaders in 49 German research institutes reveal that two distinct attributes of research group leaders – that is, their track records of entrepreneurial behaviour and their entrepreneurial intentions – play a significant role in transmitting the organizational-level logic to the individual level. We also observe a complementary interaction between organizational-level commercialization logic and the entrepreneurial track records of leaders. We discuss how these findings advance our understanding of science commercialization through academic entrepreneurship and how they inform institutional theory and theory development in other domains of entrepreneurship research.

Item Type: Journal Article
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Semrau, Thorstensemrau@uni-trier.deorcid.org/0000-0002-0211-4904UNSPECIFIED
Ebers, Markebers@wiso.uni-koeln.deorcid.org/0000-0003-2585-0813UNSPECIFIED
Wilhelm, Hendrikwilhelm@uni-wh.deorcid.org/0000-0002-4338-3887UNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-461815
DOI: 10.1111/joms.12416
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Management Studies
Volume: 56
Number: 5
Page Range: pp. 929-965
Date: 2019
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0022-2380
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences > Business Administration > Corporate Development > Professorship for Business Administration, Corporate Development and Organization
Subjects: Social sciences
Management and auxiliary services
Uncontrolled Keywords:
academic entrepreneurshipUNSPECIFIED
institutional theoryUNSPECIFIED
leader characteristicsUNSPECIFIED
person-environment fitUNSPECIFIED
Funders: BMBF
Projects: Professoren als Entrepreneurship-Promotoren zur Gründungsförderung in Forschungseinrichtungen
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/46181


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