Olav Sorenson

Yale School of Management

Professor

135 Prospect Street

P.O. Box 208200

New Haven, CT 06520-8200

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (23)

1.

Syndication Networks and the Spatial Distribution of Venture Capital Investments

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Apr 2000
Olav Sorenson and Toby Stuart
Yale School of Management and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
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Entrepreneurship and Urban Success: Toward a Policy Consensus

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2014
Schar School of Policy and Government, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) - Council on Foreign Relations- Washington D.C., Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit, Pennsylvania State University - The Northeastern Regional Center for Rural Development, Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit, Carnegie Mellon University - David A. Tepper School of Business, Syracuse University - Department of Economics, Yale School of Management and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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entrepreneurship, policy, urban, city, local, state, regional, roadmap, economy

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Complexity, Networks and Knowledge Flow

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 30 Jul 2002
Olav Sorenson, Jan W. Rivkin and Lee Fleming
Yale School of Management, Harvard Business School, Strategy Unit and Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit
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Diffusion, Patents, Agglomeration

The Persistent Effect of Initial Success: Evidence from Venture Capital

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming, Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Working Paper No. 17-065
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2019
Ramana Nanda, Sampsa Samila and Olav Sorenson
Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit, University of Navarra, IESE Business School and Yale School of Management
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venture capital, performance, monitoring, selection, status

The Persistent Effect of Initial Success: Evidence from Venture Capital

NBER Working Paper No. w24887
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 06 Aug 2018
Ramana Nanda, Sampsa Samila and Olav Sorenson
Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit, University of Navarra, IESE Business School and Yale School of Management
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Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, and Regional Economic Growth

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 26 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2009
Sampsa Samila and Olav Sorenson
University of Navarra, IESE Business School and Yale School of Management
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Venture capital, financial intermediaries, entry, employment, wage bill

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Citation 16

Science and the Diffusion of Knowledge

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 25 May 2001
Olav Sorenson and Lee Fleming
Yale School of Management and Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit
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science, technological innovation, patents, diffusion

Science and the Diffusion of Knowledge

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 09 Nov 2009
Olav Sorenson and Lee Fleming
Yale School of Management and Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit

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Academic research, Patents, Economic growth, Technology innovation, Publications, Science, Information dissemination, Innovation process

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Science as a Map in Technological Search

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 01 Jan 2001
Lee Fleming and Olav Sorenson
Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit and Yale School of Management
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basic science, recombinant search, technology management, complexity

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Non-Compete Covenants: Incentives to Innovate or Impediments to Growth

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 May 2009 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2013
Sampsa Samila and Olav Sorenson
University of Navarra, IESE Business School and Yale School of Management
Downloads 476 (72,198)
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Venture capital, ļ¬nancial intermediaries, legal institutions, entry, employment, innovation, wages

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The Ratings Game: Asymmetry in Classification

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 22 Jan 2020
David Waguespack and Olav Sorenson
University of Maryland and Yale School of Management
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classification, ratings, film industry

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Social Networks and Exchange: Self-Confirming Dynamics in Hollywood

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 11 Feb 2005
Olav Sorenson and David Waguespack
Yale School of Management and University of Maryland
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social networks, exchange, film industry

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The Who, Why and How of Spinoffs

Forthcoming in Industrial and Corporate Change
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2013
Michael S. Dahl and Olav Sorenson
Aalborg University Business School and Yale School of Management
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Community and Capital in Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 14 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2017
Sampsa Samila and Olav Sorenson
University of Navarra, IESE Business School and Yale School of Management
Downloads 282 (130,489)
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Segregation, social capital, venture capital, innovation, entrepreneurship, economic growth, microgeography

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Science, Social Networks and Spillovers

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Dec 2006
Olav Sorenson and Jasjit Singh
Yale School of Management and INSEADINSEAD
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Venture Capital as a Catalyst to Commercialization

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 01 May 2013
Sampsa Samila and Olav Sorenson
University of Navarra, IESE Business School and Yale School of Management
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Financial intermediaries, R&D, research grants, science, innovation, patenting, entrepreneurship

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Geography, Joint Choices and the Reproduction of Gender Inequality

Forthcoming in American Sociological Review
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 06 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2016
Olav Sorenson and Michael S. Dahl
Yale School of Management and Aalborg University Business School
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Positional Advantage in Networks

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 02 Mar 2006
Michael D. Ryall and Olav Sorenson
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Yale School of Management
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social networks, strategy, biform games

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Intra-Organizational Provincialism

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 15 Feb 2010
Markus G. Reitzig and Olav Sorenson
University of Vienna and Yale School of Management
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in-group bias, provincialism, innovation, NIH syndrom

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Interdependence and Adaptability in the Evolution of Workstation Manufacturers, 1980-1996

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 15 Aug 2000
Olav Sorenson
Yale School of Management
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vertical integration, computer industry, complementarity, organizational learning

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Innovation Policy in a Networked World

NBER Working Paper No. w23431
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 24 May 2017
Olav Sorenson
Yale School of Management
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(When) Do Organizations Have Social Capital?

Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 40, pp. 261-280, 2014
Posted: 03 Aug 2014
Olav Sorenson and Michelle Rogan
Yale School of Management and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Spread Too Thin: Uncertainty Shocks and Diseconomies of Scope

NET Institute Working Paper No. 11-04
Posted: 05 Nov 2011
Gabriel Natividad and Olav Sorenson
Universidad de Piura and Yale School of Management

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Research on Social Networks and the Organization of Research and Development: An Introductory Essay

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 11 Nov 2009
Olav Sorenson and David Waguespack
Yale School of Management and University of Maryland

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Social networks, Employment, High technology firms, R&D, Innovation process, Knowledge transfer, Knowledge spillovers, Social networks

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Technology as a Complex Adaptive System: Evidence from Patent Data

Posted: 05 Sep 2000
Lee Fleming and Olav Sorenson
Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit and Yale School of Management

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