The Relationship Between Knowledge Transfer, Top Management Team Composition, and Performance: The Case of Science-Based Entrepreneurial Firms
Knockaert, Mirjam, Ucbasaran, Deniz, Wright, Mike and Clarysse, Bart. (2010) The Relationship Between Knowledge Transfer, Top Management Team Composition, and Performance: The Case of Science-Based Entrepreneurial Firms. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice , Vol.35 (No.4). pp. 777-803. ISSN 1042-2587Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2010.00405.x
The increased pressure put on public research institutes to commercialize their research results has given rise to an increased academic interest in technology transfer. We assess under which conditions tacit knowledge transfer contributes to the performance of academic spin-offs. Using an inductive case study approach, our evidence suggests that tacit knowledge is most effectively transferred when a substantial part of the original research team joins the new venture as founders. Commercial expertise and mindset are also required in the team on the condition that the cognitive distance between the scientific researchers and the person responsible for commercialization is not too large.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Centre for Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||27|
|Page Range:||pp. 777-803|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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