Effects of internal and external resource dimensions on the business performance of new technology-based firms
Journal article, 2019

This study examines the effects of new technology-based firms (NTBFs) internal and external resources on their early business performance. Based on a large unique dataset of 401 newly started NTBFs, we find that founders’ business experience and their firms’ proximity to other firms positively affect early business performance. Growth orientation is found to be negatively related to business performance, which might suggest a certain level of over-optimism among entrepreneurs with aspiration to grow fast.

business experience

R&D networks

new technology-based firm

growth orientation

performance

proximity

Author

Hanna Rydehell

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Innovation and R&D Management

Anders Isaksson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Innovation and R&D Management

Hans Löfsten

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Innovation and R&D Management

International Journal of Innovation Management

1363-9196 (ISSN)

Vol. 23 1 1950001

Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Subject Categories

Business Administration

DOI

10.1142/S1363919619500014

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1/29/2019