Signal Strength, Media Attention, and Resource Mobilization

In a new paper, forthcoming in the Academy of Management Journal, we deepen our understanding of how new firms can mobilize resources with signals of different strengths and of how the media—as a key information intermediary—differently impacts their effectiveness. For this purpose, we exploit the private equity context and examine the fundraising ability of new private equity funds that report their unrealized and realized performance across time.

Vanacker Tom, Forbes Daniel, Knockaert Mirjam & Manigart Sophie.
Signal Strength, Media Attention, and Resource Mobilization: Evidence from New Private Equity Firms, Academy of Management Journal (in press).

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