Unveiling the founder effect: a conceptual framework of entrepreneurial imprinting
Vladi Finotto () and
Anna Moretti ()
No 7, Working Papers from Department of Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Literature in strategy and entrepreneurship resorted to the concept of imprinting to explain the resilience of firms' traits. Nonetheless, it assumed such a process is at work rather than indulging in its explanation. This article advances a conceptual framework based on an original definition of the imprints and on a dynamic view of the mechanisms pinpointing the replication, substitution, and re-negotiation of imprints in time. In particular, we identify entrepreneursÕ cognitive frames as what gets stamped on organizations. Moreover, we build a conceptual model based on resource mobilization, emphasizing the role of agency and politics in entrepreneurial imprinting.
Keywords: Imprinting; cognitive frame; dynamic; agency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L26 D21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 33 pages
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