Title: Smells like team spirit: how founder team composition and entrepreneurship motivation affect start-up value added
Authors: Debrulle, Jonas ×
Maes, Johan
Sels, Luc #
Issue Date: 2013
Host Document: Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research vol:32 issue:10 pages:1-16
Conference: Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) edition:2013 location:Ecully (France) date:2013
Article number: 1
Abstract: This study investigates the relationship between new venture team composition and start-up performance, measured as value added. We consecutively introduce the level and heterogeneity of team industry experience, intrinsic and extrinsic entrepreneurship motivation as potential drivers
of venture value added. Using a sample of 66 teams representing 142 business founders, we observe that a team's level of industry experience and extrinsic entrepreneurship motivation significantly contribute to start-up value added, whereas intrinsic entrepreneurship motivation exhibits a negative association with value added. Additionally, our findings reveal that teams with high industry experience exert a stronger influence on start-up value added when the team's experience heterogeneity is high, whereas teams with low experience benefit from low experience heterogeneity.There appears to be no significant impact of a team's motivation heterogeneity on start-up value added.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Organisation Studies, Leuven
Department of Marketing and Organisation Studies (MO), Leuven - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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