The framing of fairness by entrepreneurs : determinants and dynamics

J.C. Burg, van, V.A. Gilsing, A.G.L. Romme, I.M.M.J. Reymen

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 8th European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM 2008), 14-17 May 2008, Ljubljana & Bled, Slovenia
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event8th European Performance Engineering Workshop (EPEW 2011), October 12-13, 2011, Borrowdale, UK - Borrowdale, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Oct 201113 Oct 2011
http://homepages.cs.ncl.ac.uk/nigel.thomas/EPEW2011/

Workshop

Workshop8th European Performance Engineering Workshop (EPEW 2011), October 12-13, 2011, Borrowdale, UK
Abbreviated titleEPEW 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
City Borrowdale
Period12/10/1113/10/11
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