Associate Professor - Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Wang, Pengfei (2021)
Gain initial endorsement from the core: market entry, initial partners, and embeddedness in the venture capital market
Industrial and Corporate Change Doi: 10.1093/icc/dtab027
This study draws attention to the embedding process of market entrants, by examining the initial and subsequent partnerships of de alio entrants versus de novo entrants. Although de alio entrants have access to superior resources from their parents, they may encounter more resistance from the market as they project impure identity, introduce different logics, and pose greater competitive threats. Analyzing a sample of new entrants in the venture capital market, we find that while de alio entrants are less likely to establish initial partnerships with mainstream incumbents (i.e. receiving an overall initial resistance from the market), they are more likely than de novo entrants to establish ties with high-status incumbents (i.e. gaining more initial endorsement from the core). Results also show that initial network positions allow de alio entrants to sustain gaining prestigious endorsement in the later period, and at the same time to offset the overall resistance from mainstream incumbents. Our findings contribute to the literature on market entry and corporate demography.
Ubisch, Sverre Søyland & Wang, Pengfei (2019)
Spanning Crisp Categories: Primary Category, Complementary Category, and Their Contrasts
Academy of Management Proceedings Doi: https://journals.aom.org/doi/10.5465/AMBPP.2019.14391abstract
Wang, Pengfei (2019)
Price space and product demography: Evidence from the workstation industry, 1980–1996
This study adds to the product innovation literature by emphasizing the important yet understudied role of price distribution in shaping product demography (i.e. new product introductions and exits). While prior research has focused on market niches in the technological and geographic spaces in order to explain product demography, price space has received very limited attention despite the important role of price in the market. We posit that product dynamics are largely shaped by the existing price distribution. More specifically, we argue that local density in price space determines both the likelihood of existing products exiting the market and the rate of new products entering it. Analyzing product exit and entry in the U.S. workstation industry from 1980 to 1996, we find that while price density increases an existing product’s exit rate, new products are also more likely to enter the niches where the price density is high. We also draw attention to internal price density within multiproduct firms, analyzing a product’s price distance from the other products launched by the same firm. We find that this type of internal price density decreases both existing products’ exit rate and new products’ entry likelihood. Our emphasis on price space contributes to the literature on product innovation and demography.
Wang, Pengfei (2018)
Broadening versus reinforcing investor portfolios: Social structure and the search for venture capital investors
Journal of Business Venturing Doi: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.12.001
Wang, Pengfei & Jensen, Michael (2018)
A Bridge Too Far: Divestiture as a Strategic Reaction to Status Inconsistency
Management science, 65(2), s. 859- 878. Doi: 10.1287/mnsc.2017.2964
Wang, Pengfei (2018)
Outsiders favor the most: Status and the heterogeneity of audience coverage in M&A deals
Uncertainty experienced by market audiences is the fundamental premise for status to take effect. Whereas prior research usually assumes that uncertainty is evenly distributed among audiences, this study emphasizes the heterogeneity of audiences. Audiences usually differ in the scope of firms they cover. They acquire more information and confront less uncertainty when evaluating firms under their coverage than those not. Status may thus exert different effects across audiences. My theoretical development is situated in the context of M&A. In particular, I hypothesize that although an acquirer's status is generally beneficial, it is more appealing to investors who do not cover the acquirer, as compared to covering investors. Results of the empirical analysis on the U.S. deals between 1990 and 2014 provide considerable support for my framework.
Wang, Pengfei; Van de Vrande, Vareska & Jansen, Justin (2017)
Balancing exploration and exploitation in inventions: Quality of inventions and team composition
Research Policy, 46(10), s. 1836- 1850. Doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2017.09.002
Jensen, Michael & Wang, Pengfei (2017)
Not in the same boat: How status inconsistency affects research performance in business schools
Academy of Management Journal, 61(3), s. 1021- 1049. Doi: 10.5465/amj.2015.0969
Wang, Pengfei & Aadland, Erik (2019)
STATUS AND EGOCENTRIC UNCERTAINTY:THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENT AND EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM TWO MARKETS
[Academic lecture]. The 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
|2016||Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam||PhD|
|2019 - Present||BI Norwegian Business School||Associate Professor|
|2017 - 2019||BI Norwegian Business School||Assistant Professor|