Early-stage resource acquisition processes in a digital healthcare venture

Suho Han, Shi Ying Lim

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Abstract

While prior research has made significant progress in understanding how new ventures acquire resources from key external resource providers, it provides few insights into the resource acquisition decisions during a new venture's earliest stages. Thus, our study explores how resource acquisition unfolds in nascent stages through an inductive and in-depth single case study of a digital healthcare venture and presents implications for software development. Using digital trace data from founders' digital calendars tracking 1,133 meetings with resource providers, we delve deeper into resource acquisition in the crucial first two and a half years. Founders engage in an expansive and simultaneous search for multiple resources, which ebbs and flows based on founders' exit expectations, periods of resource scarcity, and access to less commonly studied peripheral resources. We present propositions for future empirical research on software development and digital entrepreneurship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2020 - Making Digital Inclusive
Subtitle of host publicationBlending the Local and the Global
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9781733632553
StatePublished - 2020
Event2020 International Conference on Information Systems - Making Digital Inclusive: Blending the Local and the Global, ICIS 2020 - Virtual, Online, India
Duration: Dec 13 2020Dec 16 2020

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2020 - Making Digital Inclusive: Blending the Local and the Global

Conference

Conference2020 International Conference on Information Systems - Making Digital Inclusive: Blending the Local and the Global, ICIS 2020
CountryIndia
CityVirtual, Online
Period12/13/2012/16/20

Keywords

  • Digital entrepreneurship
  • Digital trace
  • Resource acquisition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics

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