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Join us for a CSTIO-hosted seminar with Professor Roberto Ragozzino (Nova SBE)

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Durham University Business School

Exploring The Linkages Between Political Ideology and Environmentally Focused Early-Stage Entrepreneurship


In this study, we investigate the link between the political ideology of states and counties in the United States and the likelihood of launch and success of environmental products in crowdfunding. While it is widely understood that the idiosyncratic aspects of different locations play a role in the economic development of said locations, the direction and mechanisms that explain these relationships are unknown. To the extent that addressing environmental concerns is crucial, given the importance of potentially disruptive entrepreneurship in this domain and in the light of the divisive political ideology characterizing the United States in the recent past both in general and specifically about the environment, this investigation aims at offering a momentous study for researchers and policy makers alike. Our results show a strong relationship between ideology and environmentally conscious entrepreneurship and the battery of tests we run provide a nuanced picture of this relationship, offering a number of insights for scholars and practitioners.

About Prof Roberto Ragozzino

Roberto Ragozzino is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Nova SBE. He holds a doctorate degree in Business Policy and Strategy from Ohio State University.

Roberto´s research is in the broad areas of corporate strategy, entrepreneurship and international management. He usually studies business phenomena in these areas using an economic lens, drawing mostly from such theoretical frameworks as information economics, agency theory and transaction cost economics. His work has been published in several journals, such as Academy of Management Review, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, and several others. Roberto has also written articles for professional audiences in such outlets as Financial Times, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and Forbes India. Roberto is on the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal and Global Strategy Journal and he is a member of the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society.