ISBE Member awarded Outstanding Paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence


Our paper, “Effectuation, innovation and performance in SMEs: an empirical study” has just received the 2017 Outstanding Paper Award from the Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence for the European Journal of Innovation Management.

Ever since Sarasvathy’s (2001) seminal article, scholars have sought to test effectuation’s affect on firm performance. Although recent work has begun the arduous process of testing effectuation’s effect on entrepreneurial performance, there is still much to learn about its impact on firm performance. One such area is the relationship between effectuation and innovation. Our paper is the first to link innovation and effectuation theory.  We also propose and test an exploratory model linked to firm performance.

The paper is now available as a free download for the next 12 months from Emerald Publishing at the link below:

The corresponding author is: David C. Roach

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