Katherine Gundolf

Katherine Gundolf
Fachhochschule Oberösterreich | fh-ooe

PhD - Full Professor - Head of Doctoral College

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Introduction
Katherine is Head of the Doctoral College at University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. Before, she was director of the Entrepreneurship Center at Montpellier Business School where she was also Full Professor of Entrepreneurship.

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Research on management with regard to religion became a growing field of interest in the last decades. Nevertheless, the impact of religion on actor’s economic behavior is also an old research topic, as the writings of Max Weber (The protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism, Allen and Unwin, London, 1930) underline. The purpose of this contrib...
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Over the past two decades, coopetition received growing attention by practitioners and scholars worldwide with a wide range of subjects explored within the current body of literature. Despite the constantly growing number of scientific publications, the current literature lacks a comprehensive and critical overview of past and present research acco...
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L'objet de cette contribution est de proposer un cadre d'analyse pour l'étude des comportements d'innovation des PME, dans le contexte spécifique des pôles de compétitivité. Fondé sur l'analyse d'un cas particulier, celui d'un pôle de compétitivité en Languedoc-Roussillon, pôle à dominante industrielle et peu intensif en R&D, l'objectif de cette co...
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The combined phenomenon of entrepreneurship with the pursuit of sustainable development goals is commonly referred to as sustainable entrepreneurship (SE) (Shepherd and Patzelt, 2011 ; Anand et al., 2021). As an increasingly important subfield of entrepreneurship research, SE is gaining importance (Muñoz et al., 2018; Gast et al., 2017). However,...
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Most research on the development of personality traits like the Dark Triad (i.e., narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy) focuses on local effects like parenting style or attachment, but people live in a larger society that may set the stage for any local effects. Here we paired nation-level data on the traits from 49 nations with several mi...
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This article explores religion and religiosity in the field of entrepreneurship. Based on an original, international dataset of 740 students, we examine the impact of individual religious affiliation (Protestant, Catholic or Muslim) or non-affiliation (Agnostic/Atheist) on entrepreneurial intentions. We further examine the influence of individual r...
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Abstract Objectives: The Dark Triad traits (i.e., narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism) capture individual differences in aversive personality to complement work on other taxonomies, such as the Big Five traits. However, the literature on the Dark Triad traits relies mostly on samples from English-speaking (i.e., Westernized) countries. We bro...
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The Dark Triad (i.e., narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism) has garnered intense attention over the last 15 years. We examined the structure of these traits’ measure—the Dark Triad Dirty Dozen (DTDD)—in a sample of 11,488 participants from three W.E.I.R.D. (i.e., North America, Australia & Oceania, Western Europe) and five non-W.E.I.R.D. (i.e....
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Zusammenfassung Obwohl die aktuelle Literatur nahelegt, dass sowohl die Wachstumsabsicht als auch innovative Strategien das Wachstum von Unternehmen beeinflussen, bleibt eine wichtige, aber theoretische und empirische Frage unbeantwortet: Ist Innovation der Grund für Wachstum, ist die Absicht zu wachsen der Grund für Wachstum oder ist Wachstum der...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to elaborate on how service learning approaches are able to foster social entrepreneurship competences. The aim of the paper is to formulate a framework of key competences for social entrepreneurship and to give first insights in how service learning actually has an impact on change in students’ set of competenc...
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Zusammenfassung Wie schnell niedergelassene Ärzte Zugang zu medizinischen Technologien, die sie nicht vor Ort haben, haben, variiert stark. Offen dabei ist allerdings, welche Faktoren den Zugang und dessen Geschwindigkeit beinflussen. Basierend auf einer Stichprobe von 98 privat praktizierenden Ärzten, zeigt die vorliegende Untersuchung, dass es zw...
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We explore the relationship between the characteristics of social capital, the speed of access to medical technologies and the role of gender in a private practice context. Our findings from a sample of 98 German private practitioners show that: (a) being a woman has an overall negative impact on the speed of access to medical technologies ; (b) pr...
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Coopetitors need to manage interorganizational knowledge flows to balance cooperative knowledge sharing and competitive knowledge protection. The question of how to balance these has received little research attention, with most studies analyzing knowledge sharing or protection separately. To address this gap, we develop a theoretical framework on...
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While the direct influence of growth intention on small business growth has been examined in entrepreneurship literature, little research distinguishes the different forms of growth and how they are interrelated. This article draws upon growth intention to examine whether firm size growth is the channel through which growth intention influences sal...
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Past research in the area of behavioral information security has mainly focused on large company employees. However, SMEs constitute a relevant field of study, as they represent more than 99 percent of European companies and are subject to rapidly increasing security threats. In addition, within SMEs, CEOs play a vital role in protecting their info...
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Past research in the area of behavioral information security has mainly focused on large company employees. However, SMEs constitute a relevant field of study, as they represent more than 99 percent of European companies and are subject to rapidly increasing security threats. In addition, within SMEs, CEOs play a vital role in protecting their info...
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Macro-economic policies such as public financing seek to push the development and introduction of innovations; however, entrepreneurs also need support in their ‘day-to-day’ activities to improve their capability to launch innovations. As this micro-level perspective is rarely studied, we analyze both the micro and macro levels by examining the eff...
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Although it is argued that competitiveness and successful performance in the long term is facilitated if ventures engage in innovations in diverse domains (e.g., product, process, production, administration, etc.), the development of diversified innovation has been rarely analysed. As the entrepreneurs’ initial motivations to startup are likely to...
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Legitimacy is crucial for entrepreneurs. It is the cornerstone for creating relationships with stakeholders and mitigating resource constraints. But, other-referent legitimacy is also related to the cognitive image of individual legitimacy. Drawing on the identity-based model of legitimacy, we argue that personality traits (big five) and social cap...
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Small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are particularly vulnerable to environmental forces and may therefore seek to supplement their insufficient resources and reduce uncertainty by adopting coopetition strategies. This longitudinal study of a wine producers union in Pic Saint-Loup is based on 45 interviews conducted during multiple data collec...
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Legitimacy is crucial for entrepreneurs. It is the cornerstone for creating relationships with stakeholders and mitigating resource constraints. But, other-referent legitimacy is also related to the cognitive image of individual legitimacy. Drawing on the identity-based model of legitimacy, we argue that personality traits (big five) and social cap...
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Organisational democracy resembles around structural and procedural aspects regarding decision-making, leadership, organisational structure and communication. Primarily, it is thought as an approach in which individual and organisational goals are balanced. Individuals primarily engage in entrepreneurial activity because of autonomy and flexibility...
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L’objectif de cet article est d’etudier le role de la centralite dans la reconfiguration de l’equipe entrepreneuriale en termes de leadership. Utilisant la theorie des reseaux sociaux, nous soulignons l’importance des relations interpersonnelles dans la TPE d’une part et le role de la centralite des acteurs dans le choix du leader de l’organisation...
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(Full paper, but we work on enriched versions for journals) This study presents an empirical investigation of factors affecting SMB CEOs decision to improve or not their company's information security (ISS). We developed a research model by adopting the protection motivation theory (PMT) to investigate the effect of threat and coping appraisal on p...
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This study presents an empirical investigation of factors affecting SMB CEOs decision to improve or not their company's information security (ISS). We developed a research model by adopting the protection motivation theory (PMT) to investigate the effect of threat and coping appraisal on protective actions. We conducted a questionnaire-based survey...
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Change has always fascinated scholars across disciplines and numerous theories and models of organizational change and development have been published (Weick 1979; Van de Ven and Poole 1995). In management science, change has long been conceptualized as the opposite of stability (Adler et al. 2009; March 1991; Nelson and Winter 1982; March and Simo...
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L’objectif de cet article est d’étudier le rôle de la centralité dans la reconfiguration de l’équipe entrepreneuriale en termes de leadership. Utilisant la théorie des réseaux sociaux, nous soulignons l’importance des relations interpersonnelles dans la TPE d’une part, et le rôle de la centralité des acteurs dans le choix du leader de l’organisatio...
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Purpose – The purpose of this research paper is to show to what extent psychological, cultural and behavioural factors can influence on the succession process in the particular case of family‐run businesses? Design/methodology/approach – Data on 12 directors of family‐run SME were grouped together on the basis of questions derived from the researc...
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Information management has an important role for small and resource constrained firms. However the role of consumer insights in entrepreneurial marketing has remained under-researched, specifically on how to gather, collect and access relevant information in the digitised consumer universe. This netnographic study fills this gap and proposes brand...
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Purpose – This article aims to explore how and why the creation of technological innovation during a merger can end in failure. The objective is to propose new analytical elements to improve the formulation and execution of the integration process between an SME (small and medium enterprise) and a large enterprise. Design/methodology/approach – The...
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A mature enterprise decides to accompany a young potentially rival enterprise : Which motivations and conditions of emergence ? This article analyses the motivations of a mature enterprise (more than five years of existence) to back a young, potentially rival enterprise in the same sector. What are the conditions of emerge of this caring strategy ?...
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Les mécanismes traditionnels de coordination (marché/hiérarchie) peuvent s’avérer insuffisants pour expliquer certains phénomènes. Surtout dans les transactions incertaines et complexes qui visent des bénéfices à long terme (les coopérations « hétérarchiques »), la durabilité de la coopération s’oppose à l’idée d’une coordination par le marché, tan...
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Purpose – This paper aims first to identify the patterns and governance modes of strategic alliances between microfirms and second, to show that alliances between microfirms have specific characteristics. Design/methodology/approach – The research adopts a qualitative approach, based on a survey of 20 alliances. It uses semi‐directive interviews w...
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The purpose of this paper is to explore the emergence and management of collective strategies between SMEs in the French tourism sector. The authors study how collective entrepreneurship appears in a territory, and how the implemented collective strategies evolve through time. This research is based on four cases studies. This research shows that t...
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This research article analyses the influence of micro-enterprise (ME) managers’ perception of their relationship to their environment on the nature of their ethics. We carried out a survey with the head managers of 125 French MEs, providing a large set of primary data. Two types of variables were defined: (1) variables related to the nature and int...
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Résumé La recherche germanophone (en entrepreneuriat et PME) est pratiquement inconnue des chercheurs francophones. Cela est en partie dû au fait que la langue anglaise s’est imposée dans les milieux scientifiques et des affaires. Cette ignorance de la recherche germanophone est regrettable pour au moins deux raisons : 1) les chercheurs germanophon...
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The enterprises, in order to acquire and rapidly integrate technological skills, which already exist on the market, can take recourse to merger operations. The transfer of technologies between two organizations finds its roots in the merger and acquisition integration process (MA). However, if technological MA initially inspire hope, they also ofte...
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Cette recherche vise a etudier le role des institutions locales dans les strategies collectives de tres petites entreprises (TPE). Fondee sur quatre etudes de cas ayant pour objet le developpement de l’activite touristique locale, cette etude se focalise sur la relation entre les acteurs du collectif, entreprises et institutions. Les resultats soul...
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This research aims to study the role of local institutions in collective strategies of very small enterprises (VSE). Based on four case studies aiming the development of local tourist activities, this survey focuses on the relations between actors: firms and institutions. Results show the pregnancy of institutional embeddedness as an explicative fa...
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Often, to overcome its structural lack of resources, small firms may find in collective actions an alternative to acquire, exploit and benefit from exterior resources, neither loosing autonomy nor making heavy investments. As in any other cooperation, forms of collective actions may be diverse and motives varied. The purpose of this paper is to ana...

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Dear all,
I'm looking for french traductions of the following scales:
1) Big five - Rammstedt et al. (2007)
2) Self efficacy - Schwarzer et al.
3) Resilience - Campbell-Sills & Stein
Can somebody help me out?
Regards, Katherine

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