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By Marc Grünhagen (auth.)

ISBN-10: 3834910716

ISBN-13: 9783834910714

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Acquiring the required investment from discerning traders and creditors is considered a infamous challenge for brand new ventures in Germany. marketers’ finding out to regulate capital necessities or terminate the fund-raising fight altogether have an effect on the sustainable progress of recent ventures. but, entrepreneurship examine is familiar with fairly little concerning the genuine process marketers’ fund-raising makes an attempt in the course of the start-up process.

Marc Grünhagen examines the evolution of fund-raising struggles in 11 in-depth case stories of seed and early level ventures. particularly, the ebook zooms in on strength impression elements triggering alterations in marketers’ fund-raising intentions through the years. The empirical research deals a unique version of task-specific entrepreneurial intentions and their cognitive antecedents within the context of traders’ calls for for brand spanking new enterprise legitimacy. The findings recommend middle techniques for assisting growth-oriented fund-raising techniques: a) to construct legitimizing capability and b) to make sure adequate monetary scope for versatile variations in the course of the financing struggle.

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In fact, the cognitive constructivist discussion below will show that the single entrepreneur has to be separated from the environment for epistemological reasons. This is partly due to subjective construction of reality driven by individual ontogeny and experience learning during adulthood. Hence, the individual entrepreneur may constitute the most sensible unit of analysis. This would also suit the integration of individual background and subjective experience found to be relevant in empirical entrepreneurial inquiry, for example, in entrepreneurial opportunity recognition (Shane, 2000) and strategy formation (Lafuente & Salas, 1989).

2. A concept of creative subjectively-rational action Hesse and Koch (1998) developed a behavioural model located between the two extreme positions of determinism and complete voluntarism. Refuting a completely ‘voluntaristic’ notion, the authors argue for subjective rationality of action based on fallible individual knowledge. However, this must also not result in environmental determinism. This is because human creativity relates to external restrictions and the above pragmatic approach to one’s own knowledge imperfection.

Choice of action in particular will also have its roots in past cognitions corresponding to expectations and plans as behavioural antecedents (cf. Koch, 2002, 5). While plans and 2. 3. Subjectively rational action and inter-subjective interaction 35 other intentional elements, as well as personal beliefs and attitudes, are semantic representations of knowledge ultimately expressed in behaviour, the underlying deeper structures are mainly symbolic in nature (cf. g. of a restaurant visit (cf. Jenkins, 1998, 232).

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