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Explaining environmental heterogeneity


Jones, C, Explaining environmental heterogeneity, Proceedings of the 2013 ACERE Conference, 5-8 February 2013, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-15. ISBN 978-1-921897-55-9 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper contributes to the literature by providing increased clarity over what is environmental heterogeneity and how it can be incorporated into firm survival studies. Too often environmental heterogeneity, while acknowledged, is merely controlled for rather than explained. With reference to empirical evidence, this paper offers an explanation of a process capable of accessing and explaining the nature and significance of environmental heterogeneity. Drawing on Brandonís widely accepted biological definition of the environment; this paper offers a new view of how environmental heterogeneity can be explained in organizational studies. The conclusion drawn is that we need to remain curious as to how our collective thinking can be further advanced via greater inter-disciplinary collaboration.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:environmental heterogeneity, entrepreneurship researchers, inter-disciplinary collaboration
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Entrepreneurship
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Other economic framework
Objective Field:Other economic framework not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jones, C (Dr Colin Jones)
ID Code:88076
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Australian Innovation Research Centre
Deposited On:2014-01-10
Last Modified:2017-11-28

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