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An investigation of the performance of nascent manufacturing firms

Zhang, Ying; Zwiegelaar, Jeremy; Kumar, Vikas


Ying Zhang

Jeremy Zwiegelaar


To understand the context for firms being created in the manufacturing space we explore the factors affecting performance by applying Gartners’ (2004) overarching theoretical framework. We investigate the phenomenon of nascent entrepreneurship from a multi-stage perspective answering calls to provide studies that are more explicit about the timing of the performance in particular contexts. Our research shows that a college degree is helpful in receiving funding, and start-up experience has a slightly negative impact on defining the market, which highlights the interactions between individuals and process and casts new insights into the context of nascent entrepreneurship in the manufacturing industry.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Journal of Small Business Management
Print ISSN 0047-2778
Electronic ISSN 1540-627X
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Zhang, Y., Zwiegelaar, J., & Kumar, V. (in press). An investigation of the performance of nascent manufacturing firms. Journal of Small Business Management,
Keywords Manufacturing New Ventures, PSED, New Venture Performance, New Venture Creation in Manufacturing, Nascent Entrepreneurship