Diversity and Founder Power in Global Start-Up Teams: Implications for Strategic Consensus
Drawing on Attribution Theory, this paper argues that conditions at founding affect strategic consensus, and its evolution in Global Start ups. High Founder Power and Low Functional Diversity are hypothesized to produce a high level of Strategic consensus in the Global founding team. Time is hypothesized to moderate the relationship between Functional Diversity and Strategic Consensus and also the relationship between Founder Power and Strategic Consensus. Relative Experience and Relative Educational level of the most Powerful Founder are proposed as moderators of the relationship between Founder Power and Consensus. A model for Strategic Consensus in Global Startups is proposed.