This paper explores the formation of fairness perceptions by entrepreneurs, to contribute to the entrepreneurship as well as the organizational justice literature. We seek to identify fairness heuristics specific to the entrepreneurship setting and how these differ from established organizational fairness rules. The fairness perceptions of a sample of high-tech academic entrepreneurs in relation to their university are studied. Although the results imply that established organizational fairness rules are used by entrepreneurs, we also find nine fairness heuristics that are specific to the entrepreneurship setting. These specific fairness heuristics complement established fairness rules and serve to theorize about the formation of fairness perceptions by entrepreneurs. The results also imply that the use of both specific fairness heuristics and established fairness rules is consistent over time and across contexts. Instead, the major source of variation in established fairness rules and specific fairness heuristics lies in the differential degree of entrepreneurial experience and the formal position of entrepreneurs within the university. Practical implications for entrepreneurs and university entrepreneurship policy are discussed.
|Titel||Proceedings of the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 6-10, 2010, Montreal. Canada|
|Plaats van productie||Montreal|
|Uitgeverij||Academy of Management|
|Status||Gepubliceerd - 2010|
|Evenement||2010 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Quebec, Canada|
Duur: 6 aug 2010 → 10 aug 2010
|Congres||2010 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management|
|Periode||6/08/10 → 10/08/10|
|Ander||2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting|
Burg, van, J. C., Gilsing, V. A., Reymen, I. M. M. J., & Romme, A. G. L. (2010). How entrepreneurs form fairness perceptions : do they draw on specific heuristics? In Proceedings of the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 6-10, 2010, Montreal. Canada (blz. 1-38). Academy of Management.