Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship: Sectoral Patterns in a Sample of European High-Tech Firms

Maria Luisa Mancusi, Antonio Ghezzi, Andrea Rangone, Raffaello Balocco

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper studies the relative importance of prior knowledge and resources available to a startup at the time of its founding across technologies. Our analysis is based on a survey submitted to the founders of new innovative ventures patenting in the biotech, electronics and medical devices technologies. Our findings show that pre-entry knowledge about customers’ needs and characteristics, about the technology and about potential suppliers and competitors differentially affect the technological and market entrepreneurial choice of the surveyed firms. These results suggest the existence of patterns of entrepreneurial activities that are technologyspecific.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-764
Number of pages14
JournalTECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS & STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • entrepreneurship
  • knowledge
  • patent
  • technology

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship: Sectoral Patterns in a Sample of European High-Tech Firms'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this