Research Area Summary

My primary research interests include how stakeholders (i.e., investors, employees, and customers) make decisions, both static and dynamic, about entrepreneurs. I am also interested in the antecedents and implications of firm and investment failure, interpersonal relationships, and the role of context in decision-making.

  • Social Exchange Theory
  • Information Processing Theory
  • Signaling Theory
  • Prospect Theory
  • Social Evaluations
  • Identity Theory
  • Cognitive Experiential Self Theory
  • Methods
    • Quantitative Content Analysis
    • Scenario Based & Conjoint Experiments
    • Meta-Analysis (MASEM and MARA)
    • Multilevel & Structural Equation Modeling
    • Inductive Qualitative Methods (Ethnography, Grounded Theory, Case Studies)
  • Tools
    • R/R Studio
    • Stata
    • Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC)
    • Social Media and Website Data Scraping, including API use
  • Roccapriore, A. Y. & Waddingham, J. (2021) Exploring Entrepreneurial Failure And Exit In The Midst Of Chaos – Panel Symposium. Academy of Management Annual Conference (AOM).
    • Panelists: Dawn DeTienne, Anna Jenkins, Dean Shepherd & Amanda Williamson
    • **Selected as a Showcase Symposium
  • Pollock T. G., Beorchia, A. & Roccapriore, A. Y. (2021) The Art of Storytelling in Academic Writing – Panel Symposium. Academy of Management Annual Conference (AOM).
    • Panelists: Jerry Davis, Kimberly Elsbach, Adam Grant, Benjamin Hallen, John Hollenbeck, & Violina Rindova
    • **Selected as a Showcase Symposium
  • Roccapriore, A. Y., Crook, T. R., & Cardon, M. S. (2021) Express Yourself: A Meta-analytic Study Of Investor Funding Decisions Based On Objective And Subjective Signals. Academy of Management Annual Conference (AOM).
  • Roccapriore, A. Y., Imhof, Z., & Cardon, M. S. (2021). Badge Of Honor Or Tolerable Reality: How Previous Firm Failure Or Success Influence Investors. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC). Presented virtually due to COVID-19.
  • Roccapriore, A. Y. & Pollock, T. G. (2020). Fake It ‘til You Make It? Emotional Communication, Rational Signaling, And Entrepreneurial Legitimacy On Social Media. Southern Management Association Conference (SMA). Presented virtually due to COVID-19.
  • Roccapriore, A. Y. & Pollock, T. G. (2020). Fake It ‘Til You Make It: The Role Of Entrepreneurs’ Emotional And Rational Communication In Building Entrepreneurial Legitimacy On Social Media. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC). Presented asynchronously due to COVID-19.

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Roccapriore, A. Y., Imhof, Z., & Cardon, M.S. Badge Of Honor Or Tolerable Reality? How Previous Firm Failure And Prior Experience Influences Investor Perceptions. Journal of Business Venturing Insights.16: e00252.

Manuscripts Under Review

  • Roccapriore, A. Y. & Pollock, T. G. Influencing Stakeholder Actions on Social Media* 
    • Stage: Under 2nd Round Revise & Resubmit at Academy of Management Journal
  • Roccapriore, A. Y., Crook, T. R., Cardon, M. S., Murnieks, C. Meta-analytic Study Of Investor Funding Decisions*
    • Stage: Reject & Resubmit at Journal of Business Venturing

Works in Progress

  • Roccapriore, A. Y., Lewis, T., Arwine, R., Williamson, G. J. & Munyon, T. P. Social Exchanges Across The Organizational Life Cycle: A Review And Framework For Future Research Directions
    • Stage: Working Paper; Manuscript Finalization for Submission to Academy of Management Annals
  • Samba, C., Roccapriore, A.Y., Pollock, T. G., & Pfarrer, M. D., Behaving Badly: Executive Indiscretions, Departure, and the Role of the Media
    • Stage: Working Paper; Data Collection, targeting Academy of Management Journal
  • Hymer, Christina, Roccapriore, A. Y., & Cardon, M.S. Wearing Your Faith on Your Sleeve? The Influence of Firm Faith Wearing Organizational Performance and Attractiveness
    • Stage: Data Collection, targeting Journal of Management
  • Arwine, R. & Roccapriore, A. Y. Who You Say I Am? How Different Types of Entrepreneurial Passion Influence Early Stage Investment and Venture Exit
    • Stage: Data Collection, targeting Academy of Management Journal
  • Lewis, T. & Roccapriore, A. Y. A Meta-analytic Investigation of the Efficacy of Social Exchanges among Entrepreneurs and their Stakeholders
    • Stage: Data Collection, targeting Journal of Management

*Title changed to protect double blind review process