This study provides an in-depth examination of the determinants and dynamics of the fairness perceptions of entrepreneurs. Drawing upon prospect theory and organizational justice theory, the fairness evaluations of 15 high-tech academic entrepreneurs in the relation to their university are studied, three of them longitudinally. The data show that entrepreneurs frame their fairness perceptions by utilizing reference points, which to a large extent depend on the experience of the entrepreneur or the entrepreneurial team. The implication is that fairness perceptions of entrepreneurs have to be studied from a dynamic perspective, taking into account the individual entitlements to reference cases. As such, this paper develops a theory of how fairness perceptions affect cooperative behavior of entrepreneurs.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 8th European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM 2008), 14-17 May 2008, Ljubljana & Bled, Slovenia|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||8th European Performance Engineering Workshop (EPEW 2011), October 12-13, 2011, Borrowdale, UK - Borrowdale, United Kingdom|
Duration: 12 Oct 2011 → 13 Oct 2011
|Workshop||8th European Performance Engineering Workshop (EPEW 2011), October 12-13, 2011, Borrowdale, UK|
|Abbreviated title||EPEW 2011|
|Period||12/10/11 → 13/10/11|