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Record number 509106
Title Entrepreneurship and prior experience as antecedents of absorptive capacity of high-tech academic spin-offs
Author(s) Khodaei, H.; Scholten, V.; Wubben, E.F.M.; Omta, S.W.F.
Source Journal on Chain and Network Science 16 (2016)2. - ISSN 1569-1829 - p. 95 - 115.
DOI https://doi.org/10.3920/JCNS2015.0003
Department(s) Management Studies
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) absorptive capacity, entrepreneurial team efficacy, entrepreneurial orientation, domain-specific experience, academic spin-offs
Abstract We investigate the influence of entrepreneurial orientation and team efficacy, in addition to the impact of domain-specific industry and research experience of spin-off management teams, on absorptive capacity, both potential and realised. A multiple regression analysis in 95 Dutch high-tech academic spin-offs indicates that entrepreneurial orientation and domain-specific research experience are positively related to potential absorptive capacity while entrepreneurial orientation, team efficacy and domain-specific industry experience are positively related to realised absorptive capacity. Analyses of the explained variance show that entrepreneurial orientation and team efficacy provide a higher contribution to absorptive capacity than domain-specific experience, which contributes to recent debates on antecedents of absorptive capacity for academic spin-offs.
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