On the organizational design of entrepreneurial ventures: the configurations of the entrepreneurial team

We borrow the key organizational design elements from the literature on established firms and we study them simultaneously to provide a first empirical overview on the organization of the entrepreneurial ventures

Paola Rovelli; Vincenzo Butticè

2020

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Scholarcy highlights

  • Several studies claim that entrepreneurial ventures should pay attention to their organizational design in order to improve performance
  • We borrow the key organizational design elements from the literature on established firms and we study them simultaneously to provide a first empirical overview on the organization of the entrepreneurial ventures
  • We analyze a sample of 255 Italian entrepreneurial ventures, focusing on their entrepreneurial team and on the most important organizational design elements: hierarchical structure, size, functional specialization, and allocation of decision authority
  • We first use t tests, ANOVA tests, and Scheffe post hoc tests to explore the associations between the organizational design elements and four contingency factors
  • While there is general consensus on the definition of the corresponding team in established firms, its definition is more ambiguous in the case of EVs
  • Results are in line with those presented in the paper and are available from the authors upon request

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