If you're in the entrepreneurship arena, or would like to be, it's easy to find information on the roles of start-up leadership teams, the venture capital process, and how teams grow and change. And you will probably find that the entrepreneurial team is regarded as one key factor of success. However, until recently, there has been a huge gap in explaining how these teams form in the first place.
Dan Forbes (and his research colleagues Mary E. Zellmer-Bruhn, Harry J. Sapienza, and Patricia S. Borchert) new paper explores this under-researched area in entrepreneurial teams. Previous mentions of team formation highlight existing personal relationships, and resource seeking, but none delve very deeply. This longitudinal multi-case study, based on nine various start-ups with academic ties, focuses on the differing choices made at the very beginning of the entrepreneurial process that decide the team design, growth and functioning strategy.
Join us Friday the 24th to hear Professor Forbes share more about this leadership research process, the implications for entrepreneurs, and what it still to be discovered in this area. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.