“A Conservation of Resources Perspective on Analyzing Founders’ Emotional Support: Performance Implications for East Asian New Ventures”
(Professor, Korea University Business School)
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(Room #219) & Zoom
Research on entrepreneurs’ emotional support by families and friends has mostly focused on personal-level outcomes, and the relevance of emotional support for new venture performance is not well understood.
Building on the conservation of resources (COR) perspective, we conceptualize emotional support by families and friends as a key resource for entrepreneurs that enables them to enhance the performance of their new ventures. Furthermore, we theorize that entrepreneurs’ personal conditions and constructive resources, macro resources, and instrumental support resources influence the relevance of emotional support for new venture performance.
Analyzing survey data from 2,776 new ventures in China, South Korea and Japan, we find that families’ and friends’ emotional support is positively related to new venture performance.
The relationship between emotional support and new venture performance is stronger for female than for male entrepreneurs, and for South Korean than for Chinese and Japanese entrepreneurs.
Furthermore, entrepreneurs’ leadership experience diminishes the relevance of emotional support for new venture performance.