Innovator or copycat?:pre-entry innovation strategy and early performance of spin-outs

Walter, Sascha Gabriel (2017) Innovator or copycat?:pre-entry innovation strategy and early performance of spin-outs. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2016 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 0065-0668

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Abstract

This study draws on the knowledge-based view and organizational learning theory to explore the link between pre-entry production innovation strategies and the early development of spin-outs. Specifically, we suggest curvilinear relationships of early sales growth with exploitation (U-shaped) and exploration (inverted U-shaped). We also suggest that simultaneous organizational ambidexterity will hamper spin-out growth. Findings from 154 technology spin-outs support our suggestions. The study contributes the extant literature by showing the existence of curvilinear effects and focusing on spin-outs as an underexplored, but important context.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Academy of Management Proceedings
ID Code:
80585
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Deposited On:
08 Aug 2016 10:28
Refereed?:
Yes
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Published
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07 Mar 2021 05:16