Saras D. Sarasvathy

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

P.O. Box 6550

Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550

United States

http://www.effectuation.org

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1.

What Makes Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurial?

Darden Case No. UVA-ENT-0065
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 21 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2018
Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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effectuation, psychology, start-up, innovation, vision, entrepreneur, manager

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Strategy and Entrepreneurship: Outlines of an Untold Story

Darden Business School Working Paper No. 01-06
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Jun 2001
S. Venkataraman and Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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The Bird-in-Hand Principle: Who I Am, What I Know, and Whom I Know

Darden Case No. UVA-ENT-0090
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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Entrepreneurship, new ventures, opportunities, idea generation, means-driven decisions

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Cold Opportunity (a): The Nils Bergqvist Story

Darden Case No. UVA-ENT-0119
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 05 Apr 2010
Saras D. Sarasvathy and Magnus Aronsson
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and Technology Centre Mongstad
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effectuation, hotel, food beverage export innovation

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The Entrepreneurial Method: How Expert Entrepreneurs Create New Markets

Darden Case No. UVA-ENT-0073
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Nicholas Dew and Saras D. Sarasvathy
Naval Postgraduate School and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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Entrepreneurship, effectuation, decision making, stakeholders, dynamic networks, new market creation, design logic, innovation

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The Affordable Loss Principle

Darden Case No. UVA-ENT-0075
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 10 Jun 2009
Nicholas Dew and Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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entrepreneurial decision making, risk management, expected return, new venture investment, opportunity costs, the plunge decision

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When Markets are Grue

Darden Business School Working Paper No. 04-06
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 02 Aug 2004
Saras D. Sarasvathy and Nicholas Dew
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and Naval Postgraduate School
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New market creation, exploration and exploitation, effectuation, social networks, entrepreneurship, opportunism, opportunity costs, decision making, pragmatism

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The Co-Evolution of Institutional Entrepreneurship: A Tale of Two Theories

Batten Institute Research Paper No. 2010 P1
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 25 May 2010
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Colorado - Boulder, Leeds School of Business, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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Institutional Entrepreneurship, Institutional Theory, Institutional Economics, Entrepreneurship

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Cold Opportunity (B): The Icehotel Story

Darden Case No. UVA-ENT-0120
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 05 Apr 2010
Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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Taking the Plunge: New Luxury Ventures

Darden Case No. UVA-ENT-0070
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 05 Apr 2010
Saras D. Sarasvathy and N. Ali
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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Entrepreneurship, Risk Management, Decision Making

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The Economic Implications of Exaptation

Darden Business School Working Paper No. 02-08
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 04 Jan 2003
Nicholas Dew, Saras D. Sarasvathy and S. Venkataraman
Naval Postgraduate School, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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Exaptation, Entrepreneurship, Knightian Uncertainty, New Markets

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New Venture Performance

Darden Case No. UVA-ENT-0074
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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new venture success, new venture failure, failure management, serial entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial decision making

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Three Views of Entrepreneurial Opportunity

Handbook of Entrepreneurship, Zolton Acs (ed.). Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Press, 141-160 , Batten Institute Research Paper No. 2003 V 2
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 08 Mar 2016
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, CEIBS and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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Felipe Vergara and Lumni: Launching an Innovation in a Developing Economy

Darden Case No. UVA-ENT-0083
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Gosia Glinska, S. Venkataraman, Bidhan L. Parmar and Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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Financing, decision making, leadership, entrepreneurship, strategy, innovation

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Boards for a New Venture: Putting Together Boards and Working with Them

Darden Case No. UVA-ENT-0071
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 05 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2020
Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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entrepreneurship, advisers, boards, starting new ventures, start-up team, compensation

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"Ought" to "Can": Questions for an Entrepreneurial Future

Darden Case No. UVA-ENT-0132
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 05 Apr 2010
S. Venkataraman and Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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effectuation social change unconventional paradigm shift

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Cold Opportunity (C): The Absolut Icebars Story

Darden Case No. UVA-ENT-0121
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 05 Apr 2010
Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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Ownership, Control, and the Role of Equity in New Ventures

Darden Case No. UVA-ENT-0226
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 13 Sep 2020
Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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entrepreneurship, new ventures, equity, partnerships, cofounders

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Legal Issues for New Ventures: Choice of Lawyer and Choice of Entity

Darden Case No. UVA-ENT-0072
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 30 May 2017
Saras D. Sarasvathy, Richard White and M. Ishrat
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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Entrepreneurship, Starting New Ventures, Legal Issues, Incorporation, Stock Options, Professional Advisors

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Exploring Environmental Entrepreneurship: Identity Coupling, Venture Goals, and Stakeholder Incentives

Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 53, Issue 5, pp. 695-737, 2016
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 03 Jun 2016
Jeffrey G. York, Isobel O'Neil and Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Colorado - Boulder, Leeds School of Business, University of Nottingham and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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effectuation, entrepreneurial identity, environmental entrepreneurship, hybrid organizations, institutional logics, social enterprise, sustainability

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Entrepreneurship as Economics with Imagination

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 24 Nov 2009
Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

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Entrepreneurial process, Idea generation, Creativity, Economics

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Causation and Effectuation: Toward a Theoretical Shift from Economic Inevitability to Entrepreneurial Contingency

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

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Causation, March, James G., Mintzberg, Henry, Weick, Karl E., Reasoning, Decision making, Individual control, Cognition, Risk management, Strategic alliances, Uncertainty, Effectuation, Causation, Contingency management

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Making it Happen: Beyond Theories of the Firm to Theories of Firm Design

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 28, Issue 6, 2004, Batten Institute Research Paper No. 2004 S 2
Posted: 08 Sep 2009
Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

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The Questions We Ask and the Questions We Care About: Reformulating Some Problems in Entrepreneurship Research

Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 19, No. 5, 2004, Batten Institute Research Paper No. 2004 S 1
Posted: 08 Sep 2009
Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

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Entrepreneurship as a Science of the Artificial

Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2003, Batten Institute Research Paper No. 2003 S 1
Posted: 06 Sep 2009
Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

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Entrepreneurship as a Science of the Artificial

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 24 Nov 2009
Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

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Locality, Cognition, Contingency management, Decision models, Decision theory, Effectuation, Firm growth, Systems design

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Innovations, Stakeholders & Entrepreneurship

Batten Institute Research Paper No. 2007 D 1, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 74, No. 3, 2007
Posted: 13 Aug 2009
Nicholas Dew and Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

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Designing Organizations that Design Environments: Lessons from Entrepreneurial Expertise

Batten Institute Research Paper No. #2008 S 1, Organization Studies, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2008
Posted: 13 Aug 2009
Saras D. Sarasvathy, Nicholas Dew, Stuart Read and Robert Wiltbank
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, IMD International - Marketing and e-Commerce and Willamette University - Atkinson Graduate School of Management

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Is Effectuation Lachmannian? A Response to Chiles, Bluedorn, and Gupta (2007)

Batten Institute Research Paper No. # 2008 S 3, Organization Studies, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 239-245, 2008
Posted: 13 Aug 2009
Saras D. Sarasvathy and Nicholas Dew
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

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Beyond Hubris: How Highly Confident Entrepreneurs Rebound to Venture Again

Batten Institute Research Paper No. 2009 H 1, Journal of Business Venturing, Forthcoming
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2010
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Management, Lehigh University, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Prediction and Control Under Uncertainty: Outcomes in Angel Investing

Batten Institute Research Paper Series No. 2009 W 1, Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2009
Posted: 13 Aug 2009
Robert Wiltbank, Stephen J. Read, Nicholas Dew and Saras D. Sarasvathy
Willamette University - Atkinson Graduate School of Management, University of Southern California - Department of Psychology, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

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Outlines of a Behavioral Theory of the Entrepreneurial Firm

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 66, No. 1, 2008, Batten Institute Research Paper No. 2008 D 1
Posted: 13 Aug 2009
Nicholas Dew, Stuart Read, Robert Wiltbank and Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, IMD International - Marketing and e-Commerce, Willamette University - Atkinson Graduate School of Management and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

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'Effectual Versus Predictive Logics in Entrepreneurial Decision-Making: Differences between Experts and Novices'

Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2009, Batten Institute Research Paper No. 2009 W 1
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2010
Robert Wiltbank, Nicholas Dew, Stuart Read and Saras D. Sarasvathy
Willamette University - Atkinson Graduate School of Management, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, Willamette University - Atkinson Graduate School of Management and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

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What to Do Next? The Case for Non-Predictive Strategy

Posted: 23 Feb 2007
Robert Wiltbank, Nicholas Dew, Saras D. Sarasvathy and Stuart Read
Willamette University - Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Naval Postgraduate School, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and IMD International - Marketing and e-Commerce

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Strategy Making, Uncertainty, Decision Making, Market Creation, Construction, Effectuation

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Toward a Technology of Foolishness: Alternative Logics Embodied in Entrepreneurial Action

Posted: 22 Feb 2007
Saras D. Sarasvathy and Nicholas Dew
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and Naval Postgraduate School

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Entrepreneurship, effectuation, goal ambiguity, decision-making, preference formation, identity, Bayesian inference, stakeholder commitments, new markets