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Effects of network relations on new venture's competitive advantages
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
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)
Abstract [en]

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.

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Luleå tekniska universitet, 2008. 110-125 p.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37161Local ID: b1727490-a26f-11dc-ac39-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:1010659
Conference on Nordic Innovation Research : 03/12/2007 - 04/12/2007
Godkänd; 2008; 20071204 (sari_r)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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