Entrepreneurial Behavior of Academic Scientists: Network and Cognitive Determinants of Commitment to Grant Submissions and Award Outcomes

Megan K. Haller, Eric Welch

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We employ the individual-opportunity nexus perspective to conceptualize entrepreneurial commitment of academic scientists as the pursuit and attainment of external grant funding. We develop and test a model of network characteristics and cognitive biases that predict the likelihood that scientists will commit to a grant opportunity and the likelihood of receiving an award. Using data from our national survey of faculty, we find that the illusion of control and overconfidence reduce grant submissions but increase awards. Collaboration network size increases submissions and awards. Strong ties are positively related to submissions and smaller networks of strong, highly capable collaborators receive more awards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)807-831
Number of pages25
JournalEntrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Entrepreneurial behavior
Strong ties
Illusion of control
Cognitive bias
Funding
Collaboration networks
Overconfidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Business and International Management

Cite this

@article{267b51aaeabb481cbbf153d92981ab53,
title = "Entrepreneurial Behavior of Academic Scientists: Network and Cognitive Determinants of Commitment to Grant Submissions and Award Outcomes",
abstract = "We employ the individual-opportunity nexus perspective to conceptualize entrepreneurial commitment of academic scientists as the pursuit and attainment of external grant funding. We develop and test a model of network characteristics and cognitive biases that predict the likelihood that scientists will commit to a grant opportunity and the likelihood of receiving an award. Using data from our national survey of faculty, we find that the illusion of control and overconfidence reduce grant submissions but increase awards. Collaboration network size increases submissions and awards. Strong ties are positively related to submissions and smaller networks of strong, highly capable collaborators receive more awards.",
author = "Haller, {Megan K.} and Eric Welch",
year = "2014",
doi = "10.1111/etap.12022",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "38",
pages = "807--831",
journal = "Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice",
issn = "1042-2587",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Entrepreneurial Behavior of Academic Scientists

T2 - Network and Cognitive Determinants of Commitment to Grant Submissions and Award Outcomes

AU - Haller, Megan K.

AU - Welch, Eric

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - We employ the individual-opportunity nexus perspective to conceptualize entrepreneurial commitment of academic scientists as the pursuit and attainment of external grant funding. We develop and test a model of network characteristics and cognitive biases that predict the likelihood that scientists will commit to a grant opportunity and the likelihood of receiving an award. Using data from our national survey of faculty, we find that the illusion of control and overconfidence reduce grant submissions but increase awards. Collaboration network size increases submissions and awards. Strong ties are positively related to submissions and smaller networks of strong, highly capable collaborators receive more awards.

AB - We employ the individual-opportunity nexus perspective to conceptualize entrepreneurial commitment of academic scientists as the pursuit and attainment of external grant funding. We develop and test a model of network characteristics and cognitive biases that predict the likelihood that scientists will commit to a grant opportunity and the likelihood of receiving an award. Using data from our national survey of faculty, we find that the illusion of control and overconfidence reduce grant submissions but increase awards. Collaboration network size increases submissions and awards. Strong ties are positively related to submissions and smaller networks of strong, highly capable collaborators receive more awards.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84903901706&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84903901706&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/etap.12022

DO - 10.1111/etap.12022

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84903901706

VL - 38

SP - 807

EP - 831

JO - Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

JF - Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

SN - 1042-2587

IS - 4

ER -