PhilaU Management Professor Wins Award for Entrepreneurship Paper

Irina Stoyneva wrote about industry life cycle and name choice of entrepreneurial firms.

Irina Stoyneva wrote about industry life cycle and name choice of entrepreneurial firms.

Philadelphia University Assistant Professor of Management Irina Stoyneva won an award for best paper on entrepreneurship last month from the Eastern Academy of Management-New England Journal of Entrepreneurship.

Her article, “Industry Life Cycle and Name Choice of Entrepreneurial Firms in the Biotechnology Industry,” was honored at the Academy’s annual meeting.

“Integrating arguments from population ecology and institutional entrepreneurship theories, I propose an industry life cycle approach is best suited to explain the dynamics of organizational naming practices in evolving industries,” Stoyneva said. “I differentiate between early or formative stages of the industry evolution and late or mature stages in the industry life cycle and find that there are differences in the naming patterns of organizations during the different stages of the industry development.”

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