18 Mar Business Accelerators and New-Venture Performance: Evidence from Start-Up Chile

Abstract: Do business accelerators add value? If so, how? We investigate these questions by focusing on Start-Up Chile, an accelerator sponsored by the Chilean government. Using a regression discontinuity design, we show the mentoring services of accelerators can significantly increase new-venture performance by improving the managerial...

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18 Mar Boulevard of Broken Behaviors: Socio-Psychological Mechanisms of Entrepreneurship Policies

Abstract: By simultaneously standing on the entrepreneurship, institutions and social influences literatures, this paper explores the use of socio-psychological mechanisms to stimulate entrepreneurial ecosystems. While past research has studied the effects of institutions that use normative, cognitive, regulative and economic mechanisms, this paper assesses the causal...

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