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Unravelling the key decision-making processes in the early stage of a Startup

Unravelling the key decision-making processes in the early stage of a Startup
Forschungsthema:Decision-Making Processes
Typ:Masterarbeit
Datum:ab sofort
Betreuer:

Marcos González/ Prof. Orestis Terzidis

Description Entrepreneurs are faced with multiple decisions during the start-up and throughout the life of their business. The path to achieving any goal for an entrepreneur or a manager is full of decisions. Decisions that demand time, effort and resources to get a possible solution. Decisions that will lead to the success or failure of an organization.  
Mintzberg (1976) defines the concept of the decision as a “specific commitment to action” and a decision process as a “set of actions and dynamic factors”. 
Although all the set of decisions of an entrepreneur are important according to a systematic view of the organisations, there are key decisions processes that have more impact on the positive results of a new venture.
 Those decisions will be the object of study in this work, and it will be structured as follow:
-    State of the art (SLR)
-    Definition of the research questions
-    Methodology
-    Application of instruments
-    Discussion and conclusion
Objectives •    Analyze the literature to identify state of the art in key decisions on new ventures
•    Define the key decisions processes for an entrepreneur based on empirical and theoretical studies
Research Method •    Systematic Literature Review
•    Qualitative/ Quantitative methods
Basic Literature
  • Leedy, Paul D.; Ormrod, Jeanne Ellis (2010): Practical research. Planning and design /  Paul D. Leedy, Jeanne Ellis Ormrod. 9th ed. Boston, Mass.: Pearson Education International.
  • Mintzberg, Henry; Raisinghani, Duru; Théorêt, André (1976): The Structure of "Unstructured" Decision Processes. Administrative Science Quarterly 21 (2), pp. 246–275. Available online at http://www.jstor.org/stable/2392045.
  • Vom Brocke, J., Simons, A., Niehaves, B., Riemer, K., Plattfaut, R., & Cleven, A. (2009). Reconstructing the Giant: On the Importance of Rigour in Documenting the Literature Search Process. Paper presented at the 17th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2009), Verona, Italy, pp. 2206-2217. Available online: https://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1145&context=ecis2009. 
  • Tahir, T., Rasool, G., & Gencel, C. (2016). A systematic literature review on software measurement programs. Information and Software Technology, 73, 101-121.
  • Kitchenham, B., Brereton, O. P., Budgen, D., Turner, M., Bailey, J., & Linkman, S. (2009). Systematic literature reviews in software engineering–a systematic literature review. Information and software technology, 51(1), 7-15. Available online: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0950584908001390. 
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