This paper presents a comparative analysis of university-level support practices and entrepreneurial behaviour of spin-offs from nine universities in Boston. We explore the prerequisite to venture in the university, the entrepreneurs attitude throughout the first years of activity, and discuss differences in spin-offs outcomes. The investigation explores 81 academic spin-offs active since 2013. We found that two alternative behaviours are suitable to provide the right support to academic spin-offs. In top-academic institutions the availability of services and incentives to facilitate patent rights ownership, university equities, and venture capital is more likely to be found, while in lower-ranked universities spin-offs mostly rely on incubators services to overcome capital limitations.
|Rivista||International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2017|
- Academic spin-offs
- Entrepreneurial ecosystem
- Imprenditorialità accademica
- Spin off universitari
- University support