Sonali K. Shah
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Articles in Journals
Shah, S., Burton, M., Chen, P. 2015. Backgrounds of Entrepreneurs: Human Capital. Kauffman Foundation State of the Field Website (stateofthefield.org)
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
Shah, S., Smith, 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.
Dencker, J., Gruber, M., Shah, S. 2008. Individual, Organizational & 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
Shah, S. 2016. Jewels in the Crown: Exploring Motivations and Team Building Processes of Employee Entrepreneurs
Shah, S. 2003. Community-Based Innovation & Product Development: Findings from Open Source Software And Consumer Sporting Goods