Academic networks in a trichotomous categorisation of university spinouts.


The paper adopts a network perspective in an attempt to understand the underlying mechanisms generating the different university spinout structures. In this respect, we propose a trichotomous categorisation of university spinouts into orthodox, hybrid and technology spinouts and argue that the academic’s embeddedness in a network of exoinstitutional and endoinstitutional ties influences the type of spinout initiated. We draw from some of the recent network research that has adopted a contingency approach in explaining the value of social networks.

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Journal of Business Venturing
Authors:
Nicos Nicolaou
Sue Birley Sue Birley
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Year Published
2003
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