Effects of network relations on new venture's competitive advantages
2008 (English)In: Proceedings: 2nd Conference on Nordic Innovation Research, December 3-4 2007; Luleå University of Technology / [ed] Håkan Ylinenpää, Luleå tekniska universitet, 2008, 110-125 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Prior research has primarily viewed external relations as sources of essential information, resources, and capabilities improving firm innovation and performance. For new ventures with limited in-house resources, such relations are even more important. This study compares two types of new ventures: academic spin-offs and non-academic start-ups, and how their network relationships affect the ventures' competitive performance. Results from a survey among new ventures started during 2003 in Sweden showed that academic spin-offs and non-academic start-ups were using different types of relations and resources to achieve competitive advantages which might be due to their origin. However, a common prerequisite among all the new ventures was that they all, to a large extent, needed expertise and advice to be competitive, and thus to perform better. Moreover, strong ties between a new venture and its partners contributed more to the venture's competitive performance than weak ties did, even within occasional relationships.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå tekniska universitet, 2008. 110-125 p.
Research subject Entrepreneurship and Innovation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37161Local ID: b1727490-a26f-11dc-ac39-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-37161DiVA: diva2:1010659
Conference on Nordic Innovation Research : 03/12/2007 - 04/12/2007
Godkänd; 2008; 20071204 (sari_r)2016-10-032016-10-03Bibliographically approved