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Kaushik Gala, Andreas Schwab, Brandon Mueller

Star Entrepreneurs on Digital Platforms: Heavy-tailed Performance Distributions and their Generative Mechanisms

Kaushik Gala-Andreas Schwab-Brandon MuellerJournal of Business Venturing

This paper shows that exceptional performance by entrepreneurs on digital platforms is not driven only by the rich-get-richer effect; late entrants with high customer accumulation rates in domains with high knowledge intensity can become star entrepreneurs.

Kaushik Gala is a PhD candidate in management and entrepreneurship; Andreas Schwab is the Dean’s Faculty Fellow in Management and associate professor of management and entrepreneurship; and Brandon Mueller is an associate professor of management and entrepreneurship. Their paper is published in the Journal of Business Venturing.

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