Robert Paul Garrett

Robert Paul Garrett
The University of Memphis | U of M · Fogelman College of Business and Economics

PhD

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Additional affiliations
July 2016 - present
University of Louisville
Position
  • Professor
August 2013 - June 2016
University of Louisville
Position
  • Professor
September 2008 - July 2013
Oregon State University
Position
  • Asst. Professor of Management - Entrepreneurship
Education
August 2004 - July 2008
Indiana University Bloomington
Field of study
  • Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

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Publications (48)
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Corporations with attractive core business prospects focus their attention on those core businesses and away from ICVs they may be pursuing, thus influencing how those ICVs are treated from a corporate parenting perspective and, in turn, how well they perform. Using data collected from 145 ICVs operating in 72 corporate parents, this research revea...
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Advances in digital manufacturing technologies have not only altered R&D processes for new product development (NPD), but they have also opened new possibilities for user innovators to engage in traditionally closed innovation processes. However, incorporating external sources of user innovation—through design challenges or crowdsourcing, for examp...
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Although the perceived flexibility of being one's own boss may draw those with significant family responsibilities to entrepreneurship over traditional employment, existing research on the interface between work and family suggests that conflicts between these two domains arise. In other words, while entrepreneurship may seem like an approach for j...
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Theory and research typically suggest that internal corporate (ICV) venture managers should be granted the freedom needed to manage their new business initiatives as they choose, with little or no interference from senior levels of corporate management. The current research investigates the relationship between venture planning autonomy and venture...
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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of opportunity relatedness and uncertainty on the decision of a corporate entrepreneur to pursue a venturing opportunity. The study uses a conjoint experimental design to reveal the structure of respondents’ decision policies. Data was gathered from 47 usable replies from corporate entrepreneurs a...
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Corporate venture development suggests that internal corporate ventures (ICVs) must become proficient learners if they are to cope successfully with the uncertainty inherent to their operations. Accordingly, the parent corporations in which ICVs operate are challenged to identify and enact appropriate parenting styles that foster their ICVs' learni...
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In this chapter, the authors conceptualize corporate entrepreneurship as a mental model that allows firms to adapt to new competitive landscapes by facilitating the development of new cognitive scripts and schemas. The authors begin by explaining what it means for a firm to be competitively bewildered, or lost, in a rapidly changing competitive dom...
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The novelty of new business domains demands that internal corporate ventures (ICVs) exhibit an ability to learn over the course of the venture's development. Nonetheless, ICV learning proficiency may be differentially related to venture performance as a function how various aspects of business planning for the venture are initially approached and e...
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This conceptual work depicts internal corporate venturing in family business as consisting of two separate and sequential strategic choices: first, the decision about the degree of relatedness between the parent firm and the venture; second, the definition of the level of venture autonomy. Drawing upon stewardship theory, we argue that family busin...
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Entrepreneurial spawning is the transitory process by which employees of an existing firm leave their employment to initiate a new business venture. There is a lack of consensus regarding the predictors of entrepreneurial spawning. We used meta-analysis to analyze 28 studies (with 128 effect sizes) to examine the predictors of entrepreneurial spawn...
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What influences an individual to pursue one type of entrepreneurial opportunity versus another? Knowledge is central to the concept of opportunity identification, evaluation, and exploitation. Using conjoint analysis to capture underlying decision policies, we explore the roles of both knowledge and organizational form in the evaluation of entrepre...
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Kiss, A. N., Fernhaber, S., & McDougall–Covin, P. P. (2018). Slack, Innovation, and Export Intensity: Implications for Small– and Medium–Sized Enterprises. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Jiang, H., Cannella, A. A., & Jiao, J. (2018). Does Desperation Breed Deceiver? A Behavioral Model of New Venture Opportunism. Entrepreneurship Theory and P...
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Research summary This conceptual article discusses when and why family firms are motivated to engage in entrepreneurial activities. Drawing on family development theory, we offer midrange reasoning about the impact of enterprising family dynamics—such as the birth of a child or children leaving home—on the motivation for corporate venturing and its...
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Purpose This paper aims to examine whether the ability of early-stage ventures to obtain external funding and the amount of additional information provided to potential investors are affected by the level of assurance (audit, review or compilation) received from independent accountants on the ventures’ historical financial statements. The assurance...
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Economic theories of entrepreneurship propose elements that enhance or hinder entrepreneurial action on a macroeconomic level, while individual-level approaches seek to explain why some individuals are more likely than others to engage in entrepreneurship. However, recent theorizing by scholars has introduced a more integrated approach to entrepren...
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Internal corporate ventures (ICVs), entrepreneurial initiatives that originate within a corporate structure and are intended from inception as new businesses for the corporation, are frequently used by established companies as a means to achieve competitive advantages or to overcome poor prospects in their core businesses. While independent units,...
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There is a lack of consensus regarding the predictors of entrepreneurial spawning. We meta-analyzed 28 studies (with 128 effect sizes) to examine the predictors of entrepreneurial spawning. Our findings indicate that some employee characteristics (age, gender, family background, education, family income, and job position) are positively and signifi...
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The distinctive trait of this study on corporate venturing in family business resides in the focus on the temporal dimension. The three circle model of family business is affected by temporal dynamics, so that entrepreneurial behavior can be depicted as function of the development, and not just the overlap, of the dimensions that characterize a fam...
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The salience accorded to internal corporate ventures (ICVs) by their parent corporations has implications for how those ICVs are structured. Using data collected from 145 ICVs operating in 72 parent corporations, this research investigates how parent resource slack and the attractiveness of the parent corporation’s prospects in its core business af...
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Internal corporate ventures (ICVs) are entrepreneurial initiatives originated within a corporate structure and intended from inception as new businesses for the corporation. The literature suggests that, in general, structural separation of the ICV from its parent has a positive effect on ICV performance. However, much of the ICV literature also of...
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Internal corporate venturing is frequently used by established companies desiring to innovate and grow. These ventures, however, often fail, and previous research has revealed surprisingly little about the antecedents to performance for this strategically important phenomenon. Using resource dependence theory and the resource-based view, a model is...
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Internal corporate ventures (ICVs) are entrepreneurial initiatives originated within a company and intended from inception as new businesses for the parent. The literature suggests that parent–ICV structural separation positively affects ICV performance. However, the literature also suggests that ICVs can be nurtured within the parent's existing or...
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Research suggests that entrepreneurs tend to seek to maximize utility when considering whether to pursue a new venture opportunity. However, when choosing whether to persist with their current venture or not, utility maximization may not be of primary importance. Using a conjoint experiment, this article examines the difference between policies in...
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The purpose of this article is to draw on the resource-based view of the firm and the upper echelons theoretical perspective to position family influence, family business culture and flexible planning systems as drivers of firm innovativeness, and subsequently firm performance. We establish these relationships using SEM statistical techniques to an...
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In research and development (R&D) alliances, the partner firms must balance the tension between knowledge sharing and knowledge leakages because knowledge sharing, designed to support the alliance’s technology development goals, can often lead to unintended and potentially damaging knowledge leakages. Governance structure is a well-understood knowl...
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Rapid change is part of the new competitive landscape, and firms are turning to innovation for new value creation (Bettis and Hitt, 1995). One way that firms attempt to innovate is through R&D activity. R&D intensity has been shown to be positively related to innovation (Kim and Marschke, 2004), but there is unexplained heterogeneity in number of i...
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The article discusses the use of internal corporate ventures (ICV) as exploratory vehicles or entrepreneurial initiatives that originate within a corporate structure and which are intended as new businesses for the corporation. It describes how the business context of ICVs are usually characterized by uncertainty and how their inherent novelty prec...
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One way that firms attempt to innovate is through investment in R&D activity. However, there is much heterogeneity in innovations among firms making comparable R&D investments. This article explores employee ownershipʼs moderating effect on the relationship between R&D intensity and innovative output. The basis for the moderation is that ownership...
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Internal corporate ventures are entrepreneurial initiatives that originate within the corporate structure (or within an existing business of the corporation) and are intended from inception as new businesses for the corporation. In spite of the long history associated with the phenomenon of internal corporate venturing, the literature provides surp...
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Corporate innovation and the entrepreneurial strategies on which it is based are key challenges at the forefront of executive concerns. In order to establish some factual foundations amid the popular folklore which surrounds corporate innovation today, this study examines the actual factors that influence internal corporate venturing within the rea...
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This study investigates managerial and organizational factors associated with engaging in a market pioneering strategy. Specifically, top management risk taking and the firm-level capability of market responsiveness are hypothesized to be associated with market pioneering. Additionally, strategic learning self efficacy is hypothesized to moderate t...
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In business environments characterized by intense competition, globalization, rapid technological diffusion, accelerated product life cycles, and evolving industry boundaries, the ability of firms to adapt effectively to their changing environments is a strategic imperative (Hitt, Keats, & DeMarie, 1998; Nadler & Tushman, 1999). The exhibition of s...

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