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Re-inventing collectivism? Using innovation collectives to create and grow new technology firms
Author(s): David Hudson; Stoyan Tanev
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Paper Abstract

Academic spin-offs are an important mechanism to develop the regional economy and support their parent institutions. This research applies the lessons learned from an action research project focusing on the development of a model and 10 hypotheses that examine university spin-off efficiency. The formation of the academic spin-off is conceptualized to be embedded in a collective that includes entrepreneurs and those who help them transform their ideas into ventures. Ten factors organized into two constructs - idea-venture path and collective structure, are identified as determinants of academic spin-off efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 February 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8337, Saratov Fall Meeting 2011: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine XIII, 83370N (29 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926971
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David Hudson, Carleton Univ. (Canada)
Stoyan Tanev, Univ. of Southern Denmark (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8337:
Saratov Fall Meeting 2011: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine XIII
Valery V. Tuchin; Elina A. Genina; Igor V. Meglinski, Editor(s)

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