West Coast Research Symposium on
Technology Entrepreneurship
Foster School of Business
September 4 and 5, 2014 | Seattle, WA
WCRS 2014 Schedule Day 1
Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Paccar Hall 291
8:30-10:00am | Navigating New and Nascent Markets
Competing in New Markets and the Search for a Viable Business Model
Rory McDonald, Harvard University; Kathleen M. Eisenhardt, Stanford University
Enchanting Exchange: Evidence from the Maker Movement
Andreea Gorbatai and Cyrus Dioun, University of California, Berkeley
Market Mediators and the Tradeoffs of Legitimacy-Seeking Behaviors in a Nascent Category
Brandon H. Lee, University of Melbourne; Shon R. Hiatt, University of Southern California, Michael Lounsbury, University of Alberta
10:00-10:30am | Coffee Break
10:30am-12:00pm | Institutions and Entrepreneurship
Compensating Conformity: Resolving the Tension Between Economic Incentives and Organizational Legitimacy
Robert N. Eberhart, Santa Clara University; Charles E. Eesley and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt, Stanford University
Blurred Lines: Familial and Entrepreneurial Logics in a Family Technology Venture
Melissa E. Graebner, Suho Han, and Philip T. Roundy, University of Texas, Austin
Hybrid Logic Emergence in the Wind Energy Field: Exploring the Interplay of Organizational Responses and
Field-Level Change
Jeffrey G. York, University of Colorado, Boulder; Timothy J. Hargrave, Seattle University; Desiree F. Pacheco, Portland State University
12:00-1:00pm | Lunch (Deloitte Lounge, Paccar 299)
1:15-2:45pm | Individuals’ Impact: Practice, Innovation, and Venture Performance
Is There a Doctor in the House? The Impact of Users on Innovation in Medical Device Ventures
Michael Q. Christensen, Riitta Katila, Sruthi Thatchenkery, and Stefanos Zenios, Stanford University
Falling Not Far from the Tree: Entrepreneurs and Organizational Heritage
Maryann P. Feldman, University of North Carolina; Serden Ozcan and Toke Reichstein, Copenhagen Business School
Prestige Discount: Director Exit and Firm Performance in Newly Public Ventures
Samuel Garg and Qiang Li, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
2:45-3:15pm | Coffee Break
3:15-4:45pm | Innovation Processes and Technology Evolution
Collaboration and Prominence in Innovation Teams: Product Introductions in Entrepreneurial Ventures
Emily Cox Pahnke and Warren Boeker, Unviersity of Washington
Born to be Wild: Innovation Paths and Complex Adaptive Systems
Tyler Wry and Daniel Albert, University of Pennsylvania; Eric Zhao, Indiana University
Cultural Tastes and Technology Capabilities: Examining the Shift from Analog to Digital Sound Synthesis
Andrew Nelson, University of Oregon; Mary Tripsas and Callen Anthony, Boston College
6:00-9:00pm | Dinner at Ristorante Picolinos
(buses leave Watertown Hotel at 5:45pm)
WCRS 2014 Schedule Day 2
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Paccar Hall 291
8:30-10:00am | Funding and the Crowd: Entrepreneurship in the Age of Social Media
A Crowd of Fools? Comparing Explanations for Why Informal Investors Support a New Venture
Peter Younkin, McGill University; Keyvan Kashkooli, University of California, Los Angeles
Wisdom or Madness? Comparing Crowds with Expert Evaluation in Funding the Arts
Ethan Mollick, University of Pennsylvania; Ramana Nanda, Harvard University
The Role of Social Media in the Market for Initial Public Offerings
Abhishek Borah, Suresh Kotha, Uisung David Park, and Emily Cox Pahnke, University of Washington
10:00-10:30am | Coffee Break
10:30am-12:00pm | Productive Partners: Learning, Investment, and Innovation
“Invisible” Innovation: Evidence from the Automotive Supply Chain
Susan Helper, Case Western Reserve University; Jennifer Kuan, Stanford University
The Jekyll and Hyde Effect of Learning to Contract: Impact of Contract Frames and Attribution Biases on Future
Libby Weber, University of California, Irvine
Corporate Governance in Entrepreneurial Firms: Effects of Corporate Venture Capital and Founder Incumbents on
R&D Investment Strategy
Heejin Woo and Yongwook Paik, University of Southern California
12:00-1:15pm | Lunch (Deloitte Lounge, Paccar 299)
1:30-2:45pm | Navigating the Legal and Policy Facets of Entrepreneurship
Crowding Out Effects of Well-Intended Environmental Policies
Richard A. Hunt, Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Bret R. Fund, University of Colorado
Does Financing Matter for Targets of Litigation?
David Tan, University of Washington; Jie Yang, Georgetown University
Blooming Where They’re Planted or Seeking Greener Pastures: Linking Location and Success among
University-Backed Startups
David Benson and Paul C. Godfrey, Brigham Young University
David Benson
Brigham Young University
Paul Godfrey
Brigham Young University
Michael Lounsbury
University of Alberta
Warren Boeker
University of Washington
Andreea Gorbatai
University of California, Berkeley
Rory McDonald
Harvard University
Abhishek Borah
University of Washington
Melissa Graebner
University of Texas, Austin
Ethan Mollick
University of Pennsylvania
Michael Christensen
Stanford University
Suho Han
University of Texas, Austin
Andrew Nelson
University of Oregon
Emily Cox Pahnke
University of Washington
Timothy Hargrave
Seattle University
Desiree Pacheco
Portland State University
Cyrus Dioun
University of California, Berkeley
Shon Hiatt
University of Southern California
Yongwook Paik
University of Southern California
Robert Eberhart
Santa Clara University
Keyvan Kashkooli
University of California, Los Angeles
David Tan
University of Washington
Chuck Eesley
Stanford University
Riitta Katila
Stanford University
Libby Weber
University of California, Irvine
Kathleen Eisenhardt
Stanford University
Suresh Kotha
University of Washington
Tyler Wry
University of Pennsylvania
Maryann Feldman
University of North Carolina
Jennifer Kuan
Stanford University
Jeffrey York
University of Colorado, Boulder
Bret Fund
University of Colorado
Brandon Lee
University of Melbourne
Peter Younkin
McGill University
Samuel Garg
Hong Kong University of Science and
Qiang Li
Hong Kong University of Science and
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Entrepreneurship is the dynamic union of innovation and opportunity,
passion and vision, risk and reward. The Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
was created in 1991 to inspire entrepreneurial thinking and provide the
resources that enable University of Washington students and faculty to bring
their entrepreneurial ambitions to life.
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