The role of team composition in start-ups' survival and success in the U.S., 2005-2008 Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
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  • Yang, Tiantian
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology
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  • The emergence of new businesses has become a salient feature of modern society. Although millions of people are engaged in business creation every year, only a small portion of them can successfully create profitable firms while most start-up efforts end in failure. In this paper, I investigate how entrepreneurial teams differ in creating new ventures. I draw ideas from several theoretical perspectives and synthesize them into my theoretical framing to explain how entrepreneurial teams' characteristics, team members' relationships, and start-up activities influence new ventures' survival and performance. The data for my analysis are derived from the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics II, a longitudinal study on a nationally representative sample of business founders who started business ventures around 2005.
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  • "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Sociology."
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  • Aldrich, Howard
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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