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[Excerpt] This chapter examines the employment models founders use as they begin to construct new firms. The empirical setting is a sample of emerging technology firms in Silicon Valley. This chapter focuses on two questions: (1) Why are new firms founded under different conceptual models? and (2) What are the factors that lead a founding team to espouse a particular employment model?


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Burton, M. D. (2001). The company they keep: Founders' models for organizing new firms [Electronic version]. In C. B. Schoonhoven & E. Romanelli (Eds.), The entrepreneurship dynamic (pp. 13-39). Stanford: Stanford University Press.
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©2001 by the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. University. Reprinted with permission.