Title

Stakeholder Perceptions of Age and Other Dimensions of Newness

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

5-2010

Abstract

Using verbal protocol and conjoint analyses, this study examines how stakeholders assess an organization in deciding whether to provide their support to it. The authors find that stakeholdersÆ support depends on their perceptions of an organizationÆs age and other dimensions of newness related to addressing management challenges of adaptationùthe entrepreneurial problem, the engineering problem, and the administrative problem. Stakeholder support is more likely for those organizations that are old, cognitively legitimate, affectively congruent, reliable, accountable, and strategically flexible. The authors conclude with theoretical implications for scholars and practical implications for resource acquisition in various contexts of entrepreneurship.

Discipline

Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Journal of Management

Volume

31

Issue

4

First Page

573

Last Page

596

ISSN

0149-2063

Identifier

10.1177/0149206304272294