The "Spin-out Entrepreneur" : Employees' Knowledge Flow and Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Matteo Landoni, Dt Ogilvie

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Abstract

An employee has the incentive to quit a company and start a new business venture when a discovery allows her to pursue an entrepreneurial opportunity. The discovery is the result of the employee’s knowledge accumulation made within the firm. We call the new venture started autonomously by a former employee a “spin-out.” While most studies analyze the nature of the spin-out at the firm level, we argue that the success of a spin-out can be better understood by analyzing the prior experience—in terms of knowledge accumulation—of the entrepreneur. The analysis of several spin-out companies in the IT and bio-tech industries helps to confirm some hypotheses built on the theory of spin-outs, contradict others, and give more insight on employees’ knowledge mobilit
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospite32nd Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society: strategy in transition
Pagine1-7
Numero di pagine7
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2012
Evento32.Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) : strategy in transition - Praga
Durata: 6 ott 20129 ott 2012

Convegno

Convegno32.Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) : strategy in transition
CittàPraga
Periodo6/10/129/10/12

Keywords

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Spin out
  • new business venture
  • spin off

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