SAGE Publications Ltd: Journal of General Management: Table of Contents Table of Contents for Journal of General Management. List of articles from both the latest and ahead of print issues.
- Attention to alliances: The role of attention, relational embeddedness, and concentrated governance in the success of U.S. venture capital syndicatespor Alex Makarevich el febrero 12, 2024 a las 1:39 am
Journal of General Management, Ahead of Print. <br/>Extending the Attention-based View (ABV) to firms’ alliances, this study examines the relationship between the degree of attention to a focal alliance by alliance members and its success. We also examine how two contextual factors of collaboration, relational embeddedness and concentration of governance, affect this relationship in the context of U.S. venture capital syndicates. We find that attention increases the chances of syndicate success, that relational embeddedness of partners enhances the positive effect of attention, and that concentrated syndicate governance negatively moderates the effect of attention. This study joins the nascent stream of literature that emphasizes the importance of organizational factors in outcomes of inter-firm alliances and contributes to the integration of insights from the ABV and alliance research traditions to build a more comprehensive understanding of alliance success factors.
- The virtue of calculative mindset: A community-based view of entrepreneurial action and its implications to altruistic venturingpor Shu-Jung Sunny Yang el febrero 5, 2024 a las 9:51 am
Journal of General Management, Ahead of Print. <br/>We develop a community-based model of entrepreneurial action under value-destroying uncertainty (e.g., disasters) to formalize two well-established altruistic motivations—reciprocal opportunity belief (a “calculative” mindset of doing good with expectations of future payback) and compassionate opportunity belief (a “non-calculative” mindset of doing good without expectations of future payback)—and identify which belief and contingencies produce greater community welfare (i.e., value). Three moderating factors are considered: community size, actor’s action desirability, and welfare value increment of the community members. Our analysis shows that when the three moderating factors are large, the reciprocal opportunity belief generally produces greater community welfare than the compassionate opportunity belief; otherwise, the reverse occurs. We conclude that calculative mindset and community size go hand in hand to produce greater network effects through altruistic-venturing actions, which ultimately lead to greater community welfare. Our findings contribute to the emerging literature on the post-disaster venturing by advancing the contingency effects of altruistic motives on entrepreneurial actions to alleviate others’ sufferings and the counter-intuitive benefits of “calculative” mindset. We also stimulate a new conversation to redirect research in entrepreneurship toward the “community” as a viable unit of analysis.
- Creativity and service innovation in the banking sector: The role of knowledge acquisition and knowledge provisionpor Nam Kim Nguyen el enero 29, 2024 a las 1:42 am
Journal of General Management, Ahead of Print. <br/>Creativity and service innovation in the banking sector have been attracting the attention of researchers in Vietnam recently. Therefore, this study focuses on examining the influence of knowledge acquisition and knowledge provision on individual creativity and service innovation in the banking sector. The structural equation modeling (SEM) is used to analyze survey data from 282 employees working in the banking sector in Vietnam. The results show that knowledge acquisition has a direct positive influence on creativity and service innovation. Knowledge acquisition also has an indirect positive influence on service innovation through the mediating role of creativity. Furthermore, knowledge provision has a direct positive influence on knowledge acquisition and an indirect positive influence on creativity and service innovation. Based on these findings, the study provides implications for theory and practice in promoting knowledge sharing to enhance creativity and service innovation in the banking sector.
- Analyst forecasting and market liquidity dynamics: A comparative analysis of U.S. and Chinese markets pre and post COVID-19por Kok Loang Ooi el enero 20, 2024 a las 1:17 am
Journal of General Management, Ahead of Print. <br/>This study investigates the influence of analyst forecasting on market liquidity and information efficiency within developed U.S. and emerging Chinese markets, both before and during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Market liquidity, a crucial aspect of financial market functioning, is assessed using key indicators, including Amihud’s liquidity, turnover and bid/ask spreads. The findings reveal notable disparities in analysts’ forecasts of market dynamics before and after the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. During the pre-COVID-19 period, our analysis confirms a statistically significant relationship between analyst forecasting and market liquidity. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic emerged and evolved, analysts’ forecasting impacts on market liquidity showed a diminishing trend. Furthermore, the effects of analyst forecasting vary across quantiles in the Chinese market. In the United States, buy-sell recommendations and various analyst forecasting variables were significant before the pandemic. These findings underscore the nuanced interplay between analysts’ forecasts and the market dynamics within the studied regions. Most notably, the U.S. and Chinese markets experienced decreased information efficiency during the COVID-19 crisis. This shift resulted in a notable decoupling of analysts’ forecasts from information efficiency during this period. These outcomes have significant implications for scholars and investors alike, enhancing their comprehension of market conditions and investor behaviour when confronted with heightened market stressors, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted international financial markets.
- Book review: Emerging challenges and innovations in microfinance and financial inclusionpor Japhet M Mgema el enero 8, 2024 a las 9:05 am
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