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dc.contributor.authorVan Lancker, Evy
dc.contributor.authorKnockaert, Mirjam
dc.contributor.authorCollewaert, Veroniek
dc.contributor.authorBreugst, Nicola
dc.date.accessioned2023-05-29T20:42:19Z
dc.date.available2023-05-29T20:42:19Z
dc.date.issued2023en_US
dc.identifier.issn0883-9026
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jbusvent.2023.106315
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/7245
dc.description.abstractOne of the major entrepreneurial challenges faced by scaling firms involves changing their internal organization. Our study focuses on a particular aspect of internal organizing—namely, how founder roles evolve in preparation for scaling. By means of an in-depth case study and a combination of data collection methods, we study the evolution of formal and informal founder roles. For both types of roles, we identify a founder-driven and an interaction-driven phase, during which founder and/or joiner role-crafting take place. Through both types of role-crafting, founder roles are (re)shaped. Particularly unique to our study is that we identify three scaling-specific paths through which the role-crafting of joiners shapes founders' roles. Specifically, founders experience a role efficiency increase as they take over some of the joiner-introduced role behaviors, or a role set decrease as joiners take over some of their (formal or informal) roles. We further point to the importance of psychological safety and value fit for successful joiner role-crafting to occur and for founder roles to change following founder-joiner interactions. Our study adds to the literatures on scaling and entrepreneurship as well as to role theory and role-crafting literature.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subjectScalingen_US
dc.subjectFoundersen_US
dc.subjectJoinersen_US
dc.subjectRole theoryen_US
dc.titlePreparing for scaling: A study on founder role evolutionen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Business Venturingen_US
dc.source.volume38en_US
dc.source.issue4en_US
dc.contributor.departmentGhent University, Department of Marketing, Innovation, and Organization, Tweekerkenstraat 2, 9000 Gent, Belgiumen_US
dc.contributor.departmentKatholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation, Naamsestraat 69, 3000 Leuven, Belgiumen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTechnical University Munich, Entrepreneurship Research Institute, Arcisstraße 21, 80333 Munich, Germanyen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1873-2003
vlerick.knowledgedomainEntrepreneurshipen_US
vlerick.typearticleFT ranked journal article  en_US
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentEGSen_US
dc.identifier.vperid76153en_US


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