Weekly Top 5 Papers – February 4, 2019

1. New Venture Creation: How Start-Ups Grow?by Aidin Salamzadeh (University of Tehran – Faculty of Entrepreneurship) and David A. Kirby (University of Surrey – School of Management)

2. Selling Fast and Buying Slow: Heuristics and Trading Performance of Institutional Investors by Klakow Akepanidtaworn (University of Chicago Booth School of Business) and Rick Di Mascio (Inalytics Limited ) and Alex Imas (Carnegie Mellon University – Department of Social and Decision Sciences) and Lawrence Schmidt (MIT Sloan School of Management)

3. Social Entrepreneurship Education in Higher Education: Insights from a Developing Country by Aidin Salamzadeh (University of Tehran – Faculty of Entrepreneurship) and Mohammad Ali Azimi (University of Tehran – Faculty of Entrepreneurship) and David A. Kirby (University of Surrey – School of Management)

4. New Venture Creation: Controversial Perspectives and Theories by 
Aidin Salamzadeh (University of Tehran – Faculty of Entrepreneurship)

Startups are temporary organizations which follow a scalable, repeatable and profitable business model. Although these entities have been studied in the literature since the early 1980s, more attention has been paid to them in the last decade. Despite this fact, relatively few investigations have been done to investigate their evolution. Thus, this paper attempts to develop a more comprehensive and comprehensible framework for startup (new venture) creation. The resultant framework suggests that the creation of a startup involves the identification of an idea or opportunity by an entrepreneur who subsequently organizes a series of activities, mobilizes resources and creates competence using his/her networks in an environment in order to create value. It sheds light on the startup (new venture) creation process and has relevance for entrepreneurs, policymakers and researchers. 

I hope that this framework may be useful to anyone who wants to know about the evolution of startups and the critical issues these entities need to be aware of. In addition to this, it provides policymakers with more precise information on how the policy measures might work and whether changes are required to support startups. Scholars could also take advantage of the proposed framework in order to study the evolution of typical startups in different contexts. Aidin Salamzadeh

5. Big Other: Surveillance Capitalism and the Prospects of an Information Civilizationby Shoshana Zuboff (Berkman Center for Internet & Society)

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