Knowledge transfer through inheritance: Spinout generation, development, and survival
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Acad. Manage. J.
RADICAL PRODUCT INNOVATION; RESOURCE-BASED THEORY; TECHNOLOGICAL; INNOVATION; COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE; MARKET ENTRY; ORGANIZATIONAL-CHANGE; DYNAMIC CAPABILITIES; START-UPS; PERFORMANCE; FIRM; Business; Management
We investigated how the knowledge capabilities of industry incumbents affected the generation, development, and performance of "spin-outs" (entrepreneurial ventures of ex-employees). Analyses of 1977-97 data from the disk drive industry supported our hypothesis that incumbents with both strong technological and market pioneering know-how generate fewer spin-outs than firms with strength in only one of these areas. Also, an incumbent's capabilities at the time of a spin-out's founding positively affect the spin-out's knowledge capabilities and its probability of survival.
Academy of Management Journal
"Knowledge transfer through inheritance: Spinout generation, development, and survival" (2004). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 2584.