Sharon A. Simmons

Sharon A. Simmons
Jackson State University | JSU · Department of Accounting

Doctor of Philosophy

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August 2012 - present
William Paterson University
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  • Research Assistant

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Publications (29)
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Prior studies have examined the importance of economic, strategic, and human factors to decision policies of angel investors and venture capitalists. As more angels professionalize into angel funds and as markets for technologies and ideas become more competitive, it is becoming more important to compare their decision policies with those of ventur...
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We use data from global entrepreneurship monitor to examine the act of entrepreneurial reentry by entrepreneurs who exit a failed business. We study reentry by mode of entry and by form of organizing. We find that, in countries where the levels of stigma and regulatory conveyance of stigma markings were at their highest, entrepreneurs who exited fa...
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Using the legitimacy lens from institutional theory and a multi-level analysis of 29,175 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor respondents from 16 countries, we examine how national culture and societal attitudes influence individual level decisions to allocate entrepreneurial talent into revenue generating and not-for-profit social enterprises. We find...
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Prior research on the effect that formal and informal institutions have on high-growth entrepreneurship has tended to propose policies aimed at either lowering the social cost of failure in society, or creating business-friendly entry environments aimed at increasing the rate of entrepreneurship. These policies have triggered a debate about whether...
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While extant literature generally suggests a positive relationship between entrepreneurial self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intention, several moderators have been identified – suggesting possible boundary conditions on that relationship. This paper introduces perceived person-entrepreneurship fit to entrepreneurship and shows that it moderates th...
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Despite the significant role played by serial entrepreneurs in the entrepreneurial process, we know little about group differences in reentry decisions after business failure. Using an ecosystem framework and stigma theory, we investigate the variance in gender gaps related to the reentry decisions of 8171 entrepreneurs from 35 countries who experi...
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This paper introduces the theme of this special issue related to Entrepreneurship Everywhere: Across Campus, Across Communities, and Across Borders. We explore three critical points as we set up the accepted articles for the special issue. First, if we are everywhere are we anywhere? Second, we focus on the importance of collaboration. Third, we di...
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Prior studies of the impact of founder team industry and start-up experience on firm survival have paid little attention to location decisions or cluster effects. In this paper, we focus on young firms doing business in industries that compete for customers in geographically dispersed markets (traded industries). We examine whether regional concent...
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Principal Topic Crowdfunding campaigns can be an integral part of the process used by founders to gain exposure for their products and acquire financial or social capital for their new ventures (Lounsbury & Glynn, 2001; Martens et al., 2007). Although multiple factors contribute to entrepreneurs succeeding in crowdfunding campaigns, prior studies e...
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This article discusses the current and potential application of experimental methods to the study of entrepreneurship phenomena. Drawing on a review of experimental studies in entrepreneurship research, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of experimental research designs for entrepreneurship research as a primer for those interested but not...
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With an exponential rise in the crowdfunding, it is predicted that this form of investment has already surpassed the venture capital market. In this paper, we investigate the relationship between the early and late stages of a crowdfunding campaign and its relationship to success and overfunding in the reward-based community Kickstarter. Herding, w...
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The question why some entrepreneurs self-select out of entrepreneurial careers following exits from successful and failed businesses is of growing interest to entrepreneurship scholars.Using two studies and Regulatory Fit Theory as the theoretical lens, we address this question. Study 1 uses the experimental vignette methodology to test whether bus...
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In the context of university collaborations, we know very little about why some firms perceive that teaming up with universities provide them with competitive advantages. One reason why we know so little is that university collaborations can take different forms and vary in terms of the nature of relationships, the motivation of parties and the out...
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Abstract In this paper, we use an integrated resource dependence and institutional perspective to examine how parent companies and their corporate venturing (CV) programs negotiate and construct their venturing logic. Building on prior CV configuration research, we develop a theoretically grounded typology consisting of eight CV logics. Our typolog...
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We conjecture that there are five stages to academic entrepreneurship: motivation, governance, selection, competition, and performance. The process of academic entrepreneurship originates with the motivation of faculty, universities, industry, and government to commercialize knowledge that originates within the university setting. The model concept...
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In developed economies like the United States, formal firms arguably have the choice as to whether or not to compete against informal firms. In emerging economies like Africa, however, formal firms are often times pushed into competition with informal firms for market share. Informality can be a difficult context for formal firms to navigate. Prior...
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The intention to become a serial entrepreneur can be influenced by both situational and dispositional factors. Considerable emphasis in this literature has focused on the situational factors such as prior business successes and failures. In this paper, we integrate theoretical and empirical research on serial entrepreneurship with regulatory focus...
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There is a shift in the social behaviors of men and women such that differences in gendered roles and stigma attitudes in domains such as entrepreneurship have started to dissipate (Eagly & Diekman, 2003); particularly, as more women start new ventures. Yet, despite this shift; there still are gender gaps in the startup of entrepreneurial ventures...
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A new theory of term loans is proposed and proved in this paper. The algebraic formulae to compute the loan balances of popular term loans and their interest expenses are derived from the theory. Excel users can utilize the formulae in calculating tax savings on accrued interest in refinancing analysis without undue hardship. Furthermore, it is typ...
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Social capital theory has received widespread application in the entrepreneurship literature and has provided insightful findings about the start-up ventures of nascent entrepreneurs. In particular, scholars have found that nascent entrepreneurs initially rely upon exchanges based on affective (goodwill) trust to create access to financial, intelle...

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The purpose of the project is to facilitate the research initiatives of the UVI School of Business Faculty
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Crowdfunding without temporal data displays only the tip of the iceberg. In the project, I've collected data from Kickstarter from 6 months in a 6-hour frame interval.