The impact of entrepreneurial overconfidence on incubator effectiveness

Tang, Mingfeng, Huang, Hao, Walsh, Grace and Guerrero, Maribel (2023) The impact of entrepreneurial overconfidence on incubator effectiveness. The Journal of Technology Transfer, 48 (1). pp. 416-440. ISSN 0892-9912

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The low utilization of incubator resources has been subject to much academic attention within entrepreneurship research. This study explores how entrepreneurs’ overconfidence impacts the utilization of incubator resources and influences incubation performance. Based on interviews with 8 incubators and questionnaires from 184 entrepreneurs, the findings show a negative relationship between entrepreneurs’ overconfidence and the incubation performance of start-ups. This finding emerges in the context of incubation management through the fully mediating role of entrepreneurial learning. As a moderator, the contract control of the incubator weakens the negative relationship between entrepreneurs’ overconfidence and entrepreneurial learning. The microcosm of the incubator context allows the researchers to examine the internal agent interaction. This paper explores the related literature, presents the research study, discusses the findings and provides avenues for future scholarly research on this topic.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding Information: We would like to thank the National Nature Science Foundation and Sichuan Science and Technology Bureau for funding this research project under Grants [Number G0302/71403221] and [Number 2017ZR0240].
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurial learning, Incubation performance, Incubator governance, Overconfidence
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
N400 Accounting
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 20 May 2022 12:29
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2023 03:30

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