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2015 | 4/2015 (56) | 13-37
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Getting off the Track to Found – The Influence of Path Dependence on the Entrepreneurial Process

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Zbaczając z drogi ku założeniu przedsiębiorstwa – wpływ zależności od szlaku na proces przedsiębiorczy
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Abstracts
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Pojęcie zależności od szlaku opisuje mechanizmy, które powodują zamknięcie się organizacji w obrębie określonej ścieżki rozwoju. Sydow i in. (2009) przedstawiają cztery podstawowe samonapędzające się mechanizmy (efekty uczenia się, oczekiwania adaptacyjne, efekty koordynacji i efekty uzupełniające), ukazując, w jaki sposób mogą one prowadzić do uzależnienia organizacji od dotychczasowych praktyk na trzech odrębnych etapach. W opracowaniu przeanalizowano wpływ rzeczonych mechanizmów w procesie tworzenia przedsięwzięć (Berger 2015c), a rozważania podsumowano argumentami na poparcie tego, że proces ów nie jest w żadnym razie z góry ustaloną drogą. Wręcz przeciwnie – siły stanowiące o zależności od szlaku faktycznie eliminują podmioty z procesu rozwoju przedsiębiorczego na każdym jego etapie. Aby zostać przedsiębiorcą, konieczne jest zatem schodzenie co raz z ustalonego szlaku, co ukazuje kolejny aspekt trudności w zakładaniu przedsiębiorstw.
EN
T he concept of path dependence describes mechanisms which can lead organizations to a lock-in on a certain path of development. Sydow et al. (2009) describe four basic self-reinforcing mechanisms (learning effects, adaptive expectations, coordination effects and complementary effects) and argue how they can lead to organizational lock-in along three distinct phases. This study investigates the influence of these mechanisms within the entrepreneurial venture creation process (Berger 2015c) and concludes in an argumentation that this process is by no means a determined path. Instead, the forces of path dependence actually lead entities out of the entrepreneurial gestation process in each single step. Therefore, becoming an entrepreneur requires repeated breaches of the determined path, which explains another dimension why starting a venture can be so challenging.
Contributors
  • University of Bremen
  • Universität Bremen
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