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What Can We Learn from Academic Spin-Off Failures? Insights from Five Cases
Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium.
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Department of History. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5960-9270
2013 (English)In: New technology-based firms in the new millennium. Vol. 9 / [ed] Aard Groen, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013, 197-212 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Today's academic literature on new technology-based firms is rather growth and success-oriented, despite the fact that many valuable lessons can be learned from failures. This study aims at contributing to our understanding of failure processes by documenting five case studies of spin-offs that originated from European universities. Within the framework of the resource-based view of the firm and social capital theory, the venture's resource base is used as a central element in explaining the failures through the presence ...

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013. 197-212 p.
, New technology-based firms in the new millennium, ISSN 1876-0228
Keyword [en]
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects, New business enterprises, Small business -- Technological innovations, High technology industries, Entrepreneurship
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-89884DOI: 10.1108/S1876-0228(2013)0000010013ISBN: 978-1-78190-315-5 (print)ISBN: 978-1-78190-316-2 (online)OAI: diva2:610287
Magnus Klofsten
Available from: 2013-03-10 Created: 2013-03-10 Last updated: 2016-05-04Bibliographically approved

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