Forthcomign in AMJ * The alphabetical ordering of authorship reflects the fully collaborative nature of this work. We thank Sun Microsystems for their help with the Java case. We also gratefully acknowledge
Entrepreneurs are embedded in structures from which they attempt to depart. It is to explicate this notion of agency that we offer path creation as a concept that lies in contrast to path dependence. Path dependence celebrates the role of chance historical events in shaping the flow of future events. Such a process perspective takes an outsider's view to… (More)
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T o understand how the value of cultural products is determined, one must consider how evaluations evolve over time and have an impact on the conditions supporting knowledge development. If evaluations do not fully recognize the potential value of a cultural product, the associated knowledge—especially tacit knowledge—may be lost rather than passed on, thus… (More)
* The ordering of authorship is arbitrary and the authors have contributed to the arguments in this paper at different points in time. We would like to thank Arun Kumaraswamy, Philipp Tuertscher, three anonymous reviewers and Joe Lampel for their valuable feedback and comments.