The fates of De Novo and De Alio producers in the American Automobile Industry 1885–1981

  title={The fates of De Novo and De Alio producers in the American Automobile Industry 1885–1981},
  author={Glenn R. Carroll and Lyda Bigelow and Marc-David L. Seidel and Lucia B. Tsai},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
Do laterally diversifying firms outlast new startups? Or does organizational inertia give the advantage to startups? We explore these questions here using the experiences of American automobile manufacturers from 1885 through 1981. We advance and test an integrative model that allows the organizational effects of entry mode to vary across the firm's life cycle. We also compare the life chances of laterally diversifying firms by industry of origin, including especially bicycle, carriage and… Expand
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