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Examining Competing Entrepreneurial Concerns in a Social Question and Answer (SQA) Platform (2021)


Nurhas, I., Pirkkalainen, H., Geisler, S., & Pawlowski, J. (2021). Examining Competing Entrepreneurial Concerns in a Social Question and Answer (SQA) Platform. In J. Bernardino, E. Masciari, C. Rolland, & J. Filipe (Eds.), IC3K 2021 / KMIS 2021 : Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management : Volume 3 (pp. 145-152). SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications. https://doi.org/10.5220/0010661000003064


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All authors or editors: Nurhas, Irawan; Pirkkalainen, Henri; Geisler, Stefan; Pawlowski, Jan

Parent publication: IC3K 2021 / KMIS 2021 : Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management : Volume 3

Parent publication editors: Bernardino, Jorge; Masciari, Elio; Rolland, Colette; Filipe,Joaquim

Conference:

  • International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Systems

Place and date of conference: Online, 25.-27.10.2021

ISBN: 978-989-758-533-3

ISSN: 2184-3228

Publication year: 2021

Pages range: 145-152

Publisher: SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications

Place of Publication: Setúbal

Publication country: Portugal

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5220/0010661000003064

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78464

Additional information: This volume contains the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Systems (KMIS 2021) which is part of the 13th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (IC3K 2021).


Abstract

This study aims to determine the competing concerns of people interested in startup development and entrepreneurship by using topic modeling and sentiment analysis on a social question-and-answer (SQA) website. Understanding the underlying concerns of startup entrepreneurs is critical to society and economic growth. Therefore, greater scientific support for entrepreneurship remains necessary, including data mining from virtual social communities. In this study, an SQA platform was used to identify the sentiment of thirty concerns of people interested in startup entrepreneurship. Based on topic modeling and sentiment analysis of 18819 inquiries in various forums on an SQA, we identified additional questions about founder figures, keys to success, and the location of a startup. In addition, we found that general questions were rated more positively, especially when it came to pitching, finding good sources, disruptive innovation, idea generation, and marketing advice. On average, the i dentified concerns were considered 48.9 percent positive, 41 percent neutral, and 10.1 percent negative. This research establishes a critical foundation for future research and development of digital startups by outlining a variety of different concerns associated with startup development in the digital age.


Keywords: enterprises; startup companies; entrepreneurship; business operations; founding (establishment); company establishment; challenges; concern; ideas (thoughts); innovations

Free keywords: entrepreneurial concerns; challenges to startups; topic modeling; entrepreneurship; sentiment analysis


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Reporting Year: 2021

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