Digitalization in Startups and the Proclivity to Professionalize: Ignorance is Bliss?

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Abstrakt

Managing information processing requirements and allocating founder attention is crucial for startups. Digitization changes the volume and nature of information startups need to process. Based on information processing theory, we theorize that startups respond to these new, digital information challenges with an increased proclivity to professionalize by introducing middle management - especially when founder attention is scarce because other startup activities demand founder attention. Based on a sample of 1,438 startups, we find support for our hypotheses. Our findings have implications for startup management and for theory on the emergence of organizational design in startups.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
RedaktørerGuclu Atinc
Antal sider6
UdgivelsesstedBriarcliff Manor, NY
ForlagAcademy of Management
Publikationsdato2020
Artikelnummer196
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2020
BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2020: Broadening Our Sight - Virtual
Varighed: 7 aug. 202011 aug. 2020
Konferencens nummer: 80
https://aom.org/events/annual-meeting/past-annual-meetings/2020-broadening-our-sight

Konference

KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2020
Nummer80
LokationVirtual
Periode07/08/202011/08/2020
Internetadresse
NavnAcademy of Management Proceedings
ISSN2151-6561

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