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

Abstract:   Do business accelerators affect new venture performance? We investigate this question in the context of Start-Up Chile, an ecosystem accelerator. We focus on two treatment conditions typically found in business accelerators: basic services of funding and coworking space, and additional entrepreneurship schooling. Using a regression...

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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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