Measuring the Social Identity of Entrepreneurs: Scale Development and International Validation

Sieger, Philipp; Gruber, Marc; Fauchart, Emmanuelle; Zellweger, Thomas (2016). Measuring the Social Identity of Entrepreneurs: Scale Development and International Validation. Journal of Business Venturing, 31(5), pp. 542-572. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2016.07.001

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Social identity theory offers an important lens to improve understanding of founders as enterprising individuals, the venture creation process, and its outcomes. Yet, further advances are hindered by the lack of valid scales to measure founders’ social identities. Drawing on social identity theory and a systematic classification of founders’ social identities (Darwinians, Communitarians, and Missionaries), we develop and test a corresponding 15-item scale in the Alpine region and validate it in 13 additional countries and regions. The scale allows identifying founders’ social identities and relating them to processes and outcomes in entrepreneurship. The scale is available online in 15 languages.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Innovation Management > Management

UniBE Contributor:

Sieger, Philipp

Subjects:

600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

0883-9026

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Philipp Sieger

Date Deposited:

27 Jul 2016 14:38

Last Modified:

04 Aug 2016 07:39

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jbusvent.2016.07.001

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Identity theory, founder social identity, GUESSS, scale development

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.84173

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/84173

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