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Weatherhead’s Scott Shane and David Clingingsmith weigh in on order bias in pitch competitions

In pitch contests, going first is a disadvantage

Harvard Business Review: Scott Shane, the A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and a professor of economics and David Clingingsmith, an associate professor of economics—both at the Weatherhead School of Management—shared insights from their original research showing that when it comes to pitch contests “jumping into the shark tank first doesn’t pay off.”