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Sonali K. Shah

Assistant Professor of Business Administration



All Publications


Articles in Journals


Shah, S., Burton, M., Chen, P. 2015. Backgrounds of Entrepreneurs: Human Capital. Kauffman Foundation State of the Field Website (http://www.kauffman.org/microsites/state-of-the-field)

Agarwal-Tronetti, R., Shah, S. 2014. Knowledge Sources of Entrepreneurship: Firm Formation by Academic, User & Employee Innovators. Research Policy, 43: 1109-1133

Shah, S., Pahnke, E. 2014. Parting the Ivory Curtain: Understanding How Universities Support a Diverse Set of Startups. Journal of Technology Transfer, 39: 780-792

Smith, S., Shah, S. 2013. Do Innovative Users Generate More Useful Insights? An Analysis of Corporate Venture Capital Investments in the Medical Device Industry. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 7: 151-167

Reedy, E., Shah, S., Smith, S. 2012. Can't Find a Product or Service? Start a Company. Huffington Post

Shah, S. 2012. User & Community-Based Innovation: Findings & New Research Directions. White Paper for the New America Foundation

Shah, S., Smith, S., Reedy, E. 2012. Who Are User Entrepreneurs? Findings on Innovation, Founder Characteristics & Firm Characteristics. Kauffman Foundation Report

Dencker, J., Gruber, M., Shah, S. 2009. Individual & Opportunity Factors Influencing Job Creation in New Firms. Academy of Management Journal, 52: 1125-1147

Dencker, J., Gruber, M., Shah, S. 2009. Pre-Entry Knowledge, Learning, and the Survival of New Firms. Organization Science, 20: 516-537

Shah, S., Tripsas, M. 2007. The Accidental Entrepreneur: The Emergent and Collective Process of User Entrepreneurship. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 1: 123-140

Corley, K., Shah, S. 2006. Building Better Theory by Bridging the Quantitative-Qualitative Divide. Journal of Management Studies, 43: 1821-1835

Shah, S. 2006. Motivation, Governance and the Viability of Hybrid Forms in Open Source Software Development. Management Science, 52: 1000-1014

Franke, N., Shah, S. 2003. How Communities Support Innovative Activities: An Exploration of Assistance and Sharing among End-Users. Research Policy, 32: 157-178

Sommers, F., Shah, S. 2003. Effort on the Edge, Part 2: A Fact-Based Analysis of the JCP's Effectiveness. JavaWorld

Shah, S. 2002. Article Summary: Open Source Software as Lead User's Make or Buy Decision: A Study of Open and Closed Source Quality. Technology Innovation & Intellectual Property Newsletter

Shah, S., Sommers, F. 2002. Effort on the Edge, Part 1: Does the JCP Adequately Balance Innovation with Maintenance of Java's Standards? JavaWorld

Chapters in Books


Shah, S., Gorbatai, A. 2016. Structural Sampling: A Technique for Illuminating Social Systems. In Kimberly D. Elsbach and Roderick M. Kramer (Ed.), Handbook of Qualitative Organizational Research: Innovative Pathways and Methods, 251-261. New York: Taylor and Francis.

Shah, S., Tripsas, M. 2016. When Do User-Innovators Start Firms? A Theory of User Entrepreneurship. In Revolutionizing Innovation: Users, Communities and Open Innovation, 285-307. MIT Press.

Shah, S., Mody, C. 2014. Creating a Context for Entrepreneurship: Examining How Users' Technological and Organizational Innovations Set the Stage for Entrepreneurial Activity. In Brett Frischmann, Michael Madison and Katherine Strandburg (Ed.), Governing Knowledge Commons, 313-340. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Shah, S. 2005. Open Beyond Software. In C. Dibona, D. Cooper & M. Stone (Ed.), Open Sources 2.0: The Continuing Evolution, 339-360. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly Media.

Proceedings


Dencker, J., Gruber, M., Shah, S. 2008. Individual, Organizational and Environmental Drivers of Job Creation in New Firms, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings

Dencker, J., Gruber, M., Shah, S. 2008. Individual, Organizational and Environmental Drivers of Job Creation in New Firms, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research

Dencker, J., Gruber, M., Shah, S. 2007. Knowledge Acquisition Activities, Prior Knowledge and Experience & the Survival of New Firms, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research

Dencker, J., Gruber, M., Shah, S. 2006. Knowledge Related Success Factors on the Path from Unemployment to Entrepreneurship, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research

Shah, S. 2006. From Innovation to Firm Formation: Contributions by Sports Enthusiasts to the Windsurfing, Snowboarding & Skateboarding Industries, Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Meeting of the International Sports Engineering Association

Shah, S. 2004. Understanding the Nature of Participation and Coordination in Open and Gated Source Software Development Communities, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings

Working Papers


Shah, S., Agarwal-Tronetti, R., Echambadi, R. 2016. Jewels in the Crown: Exploring Motivations and Team Building Processes of Employee Entrepreneurs

Shah, S., Mody, C. 2016. Making Sparks Fly: Understanding How Users Organize to Innovate

Presentations


Shah, S. 2016. Lean Startups and Innovation Strategy: Towards a New Paradigm?, Academy of Management 2016 Annual Meeting, Anaheim.

Shah, S., Mody, C. 2016. Making Sparks Fly: Understanding How Users Organize to Innovate, Academy of Management 2016 Annual Meeting, Anaheim.

Shah, S., Winston Smith, S. 2015. What is the Right Stuff? Pre-Entry Knowledge, Invention & the Survival of Nascent High Technology Startups, Midwest Strategy Meeting, St. Louis.

Aksoy, D., Shah, S. 2014. Does it Pay to be Open? Stock Market Responses to Contributions to the Commons, Academy of Management 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

Shah, S., Gorbatai, A. 2014. Together at Last: How Makerspaces Simultaneously Support Exploration and Exploitation, Academy of Management 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

Shah, S., Pahnke, E. 2014. Commercializing Innovative Insights: Entrepreneurial Origins and Innovation, New York University School of Law (Medical Workshop: User Innovation & Knowledge Commons), New York.

Shah, S., Park, D. 2014. Patterns in the Entry & Survival of De Novo Entrants over the Industry Life Cycle: Investigating the Contributions of Firms Founded by Academic-, Employee-, and User- Innovators in Medical Imaging, Industry Studies Conference, Portland.

Aksoy, D., Shah, S. 2013. Does it Pay to be Open? Stock Market Responses to Contributions to the Commons, Industry Studies Conference, Kansas City.

Shah, S., Mody, C. 2013. How Do Users Develop & Diffuse Their Innovations? Resources, New Social Structures & Scaffolding, Industry Studies Conference, Kansas City.

Shah, S., Smith, S. 2013. What is the Right Stuff? Pre-Entry Knowledge, Technological Innovation & the Survival of Nascent High Technology Startups, BPS Division Executive Committee Meeting/Research Mini-Conference, Atlanta.

Shah, S. 2012. Lean Startups: Emergent Management Practice and Further Research Agendas, Academy of Management 2012 Annual Meeting, Boston.

Shah, S., Smith, S., Reedy, E. 2012. Who Are User Entrepreneurs? Findings on Innovation, Founder Characteristics & Firm Characteristics, Open & User Innovation Workshop, Cambridge.

Smith, S., Shah, S. 2012. Seeking Novel Insights through CVC Investing: Do Relationships with Users Promote Knowledge Transfer, Open & User Innovation Workshop, Cambridge.

Smith, S., Shah, S. 2012. Seeking Novel Insights through CVC Investing: Do Relationships with Users Promote Knowledge Transfer, Darden Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference, Charlottesville.

Shah, S. 2011. User Entrepreneurship, Open & User Innovation Workshop, Vienna.

Shah, S. 2011. The Mirroring Hypothesis in Open Production Context, Academy of Management 2011 Annual Meeting, San Antonio.

Shah, S., Mody, C. 2011. Innovation, Social Structure & the Creation of New Industries, Convening Cultural Commons Workshop – NYU School of Law, New York.

Shah, S., Smith, S. 2011. Intellectual Property, Prior Knowledge & the Survival of New Firms, Wharton Technology Conference, Philadelphia.

Smith, S., Shah, S. 2011. Corporate Venture Capital as a Window on Technology: Transferring Complementary Knowledge Between Users and Incumbent Firms in the Medical Device Industry, West Coast Research Symposium, Seattle.

Smith, S., Shah, S. 2011. Knowledge Transfer Between Start-Ups and Established Firms in the Medical Device Industry, Academy of Management 2011 Annual Meeting, San Antonio.

Smith, S., Shah, S. 2011. Knowledge Transfer Between Users and Established Firms: CVC Investment and Physician-Entrepreneurs in the Medical Device Industry, Open & User Innovation Workshop, Vienna.

Shah, S. 2010. Engaging Themes Thought Leader Winners’ Roundtable, Entrepreneurship Research Exemplars Conference, Storrs.

Shah, S., Smith, S. 2010. Intellectual Property, Prior Knowledge & New Firm Survival, INFORMS Conference, Austin.

Shah, S., Smith, S. 2010. Prior Knowledge, Intellectual Property & New Firm Performance, Strategic Management Society 2010 Annual Conference, Rome.

Shah, S., Smith, S. 2010. Prior Knowledge, Intellectual Property & New Firm Performance, University of Maryland Entrepreneurship Research Conference, College Park.

Shah, S., Smith, S. 2010. Prior Knowledge, Intellectual Property and New Firm Survial, West Coast Research Symposium, Portland.

Shah, S., Gomulya, D. 2009. Revisiting Generalized Exchange: Extending Theory to Understand Wikipedia, Open Source and Other Collaborative Communities, Academy of Management 2009 Annual Meeting, Chicago.

Shah, S., Wagstrom, P., Herbsleb, J. 2009. Cooperative Resource Exchange & Value Creation Through Open Technology Platforms, Academy of Management 2009 Annual Meeting, Chicago.

Dencker, J., Gruber, M., Shah, S. 2008. Individual, Organizational & Environmental Drivers of Job Creation in New Firms, Academy of Management 2008 Annual Meeting, Anaheim.

Fauchart, E., Gruber, M., Shah, S. 2008. The Influence of Founder Identity on Opportunity Identification Processes and Opportunity Exploitation Strategies, West Coast Research Symposium, Palo Alto.

Fauchart, E., Gruber, M., Shah, S. 2008. Founder Identity, Opportunity Identification & Firm Heterogeneity, User and Open Innovation Workshop, Boston.

Shah, S. 2008. User-Inspired Research: Gaining Access, Academy of Management 2008 Annual Meeting, Anaheim.

Shah, S. 2008. Innovation Communities: A Path From Innovation to Market Formation, University of Maryland Entrepreneurship Research Conference, College Park.

Shah, S., Dencker, J., Gruber, M. 2008. Individual, Organizational and Environmental Drivers of Job Creation in New Firms, Cornell-McGill Conference on Institutions & Entrepreneurship, Montreal.

Shah, S., Gomulya, D. 2008. Revisiting Generalized Exchange: Extending Theory to Understand Wikipedia, Open Source & Other Collaborative Communities, User and Open Innovation Workshop, Boston.

Shah, S., Gruber, M., Fauchart, E. 2008. The Influence of Founder Identity on Opportunity Identification Processes & Opportunity Exploitation Strategies, University of Southern California Greif Research Symposium, Los Angeles.

Shah, S., Tripsas, M. 2008. The Accidental Entrepreneur: The Emergent and Collective Process of User Entrepreneurship, User and Open Innovation Workshop, Boston.

Shah, S., Wagstrom, P., Herbsleb, J. 2008. Cooperative Resource Exchange & Value Creation Through Open Technology Platforms, User and Open Innovation Workshop, Boston.

Shah, S., Wagstrom, P., Herbsleb, J. 2008. Value Creation & Cooperative Resource Exchange Through Open Technology Platforms, Industry Studies Conference, Boston.

Dencker, J., Gruber, M., Shah, S. 2007. Knowledge Acquisition Activities, Prior Knowledge and Experience & the Survival of New Firms, Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

Dencker, J., Gruber, M., Shah, S. 2007. Knowledge Acquisition Activities, Prior Knowledge and Experience & the Survival of New Firms, Cornell-McGill Conference on Institutions & Entrepreneurship, Ithaca.

Dencker, J., Gruber, M., Shah, S. 2007. Pre-Entry Knowledge, Learning & the Survival of New Firms, Conference for the Organization Science Special Issue on Strategic Renewal, Chicago.

Shah, S. 2007. From Innovation to Firm Formation in the Windsurfing, Skateboarding and Snowboarding Industries, EGOS Conference, Vienna.

Shah, S. 2007. Coordination Mechanisms in Innovation Communities: Firm vs. Volunteer Focused Processes, Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

Shah, S. 2007. From Innovation to Firm & Industry Formation: "Innovation Communities" in the Windsurfing, Skateboarding, and Snowboarding Industries, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, New York.

Shah, S. 2007. Innovation Communities: A Path from Innovation to Firm & Market Formation, Cornell-McGill Conference on Institutions & Entrepreneurship, Ithaca.

Shah, S. 2007. Innovation Communities: A Path from Innovation to Firm and Market Formation, Strategic Research Forum, Brewster.

Shah, S. 2007. From Innovation to Firm Formation in the Windsurfing, Skateboarding and Snowboarding Industries, University of Utah-BYU Winter Conference, Solitude.

Shah, S., Tripsas, M. 2007. End-User Entrepreneurship: An Emergent & Collective Process, Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

Agarwal-Tronetti, R., Shah, S. 2006. The Knowledge Context & The Entrepreneurial Process: Academic, User & Employee Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management Society Conference, Vienna.

Shah, S. 2006. Overcoming Challenges When Conducting Research In Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management Society Conference, Vienna.

Shah, S. 2006. From Innovation To Firm Formation in the Windsurfing, Skateboarding & Snowboarding Industries, International Sports Engineering Association Conference, Munich.

Shah, S. 2006. From Innovation To Firm Formation in the Windsurfing, Skateboarding & Snowboarding Industries, User Innovation Summer Workshop, Munich.

Shah, S. 2006. From Innovation To Firm Formation in the Windsurfing, Skateboarding & Snowboarding Industries, Conference in Honor of Michael Gort, St. Louis.

Shah, S. 2005. Open Beyond Software, Academy of Management 2005 Annual Meeting, Honolulu.

Shah, S. 2005. Users & Industry Emergence, User Innovation Summer Workshop, Boston.

Shah, S. 2005. Attracting & Retaining Volunteer Software Developers, Wharton Technology Conference, Philadelphia.

Shah, S. 2005. From Innovation to Firm Formation in the Windsurfing, Skateboarding, and Snowboarding Industries, Qualitative Research Conference, Davis.

Shah, S. 2004. From Innovation to Firm Formation in the Windsurfing, Skateboarding, and Snowboarding Industries, College on Organization Science Fall Conference, Dartmouth.

Shah, S. 2004. Users & Their Communities as Agents of Product & Market Change: From Innovation to Firm Formation in the Windsurfing, Skateboarding, and Snowboarding Industries, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

Shah, S. 2004. Understanding the Nature of Participation & Coordination in Open and Gated Source Software Development Communities, Academy of Management 2004 Annual Meeting, New Orleans.

Shah, S. 2004. Users & Their Communities as Agents of Product & Market Change: From Innovation to Firm Formation in the Windsurfing, Skateboarding, and Snowboarding Industries, Society of Entrepreneurship Scholars Conference, Columbus.

Shah, S. 2004. Understanding the Nature of Participation & Coordination in Open and Gated Source Software Development Communities, Academy of Management 2004 Annual Meeting, New Orleans.

Shah, S., Tripsas, M. 2004. When Do User-Innovators Start Firms? Towards a Theory of User Entrepreneurship, Academy of Management 2004 Annual Meeting, New Orleans.

Shah, S. 2003. Why Do Individuals Contribute to Community Managed Software Projects?, Academy of Management 2003 Annual Meeting, Seattle.

Shah, S. 2003. Working Outside the Firm: Voluntary Contributions to Community Managed Software Projects, Academy of Management 2003 Annual Meeting, Seattle.

Shah, S. 2003. Motivation & Coordination in Free/Open Source Software Communities, User Innovation Summer Workshop, Vienna.

Shah, S. 2003. Motivation & Coordination in Free/Open Source Software Communities, Harvard Business School-MIT Open Source Software Conference, Boston.

Other Publications


Shah, S. 2003. Community-Based Innovation & Product Development: Findings from Open Source Software And Consumer Sporting Goods