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Sample Selection and Theory Development: Implications of Firms' Varying Abilities to Appropriately Select New Ventures

Arturs Kalnins
The Academy of Management Review
Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct., 2007), pp. 1246-1264
Published by: Academy of Management
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20159365
Page Count: 19
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Abstract

I highlight the need to consider sample selection when developing theory. When a sample is the result of a selection process, the process may be (1) generating empirical relationships consistent with a theoretical explanation that plays no causal role or (2) canceling out an empirical relationship actually generated by a causal process associated with a proposed theory. I argue that firms' varying abilities to appropriately select new ventures and select in or out of samples of such investments can lead to empirical misinterpretation and inappropriate theoretical conclusions.

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