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The Impact of innovativeness and collaboration complexity on university spin-off funding

Borgonjen, T.W.J. (2018) The Impact of innovativeness and collaboration complexity on university spin-off funding.

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Abstract:The importance of university spin-offs has been widely acknowledged by literature. R&D collaborations with these spin-offs increasingly arise in order to gain access to researchers’ knowledge externalities and research competencies. Existing research found these collaborations to be beneficial to the innovative performance and commercialization process. However, acquiring funding is crucial to achieve this, which still has a limited research availability. Specifically the early stage success factors for acquiring funding support. The purpose of this study is to investigate in the impact of innovativeness and collaboration complexity within university spin-off development projects on the final decision of a Dutch funding agency for funding support. In order to test the hypotheses, 113 research proposals were analyzed by conducting a binary logistic regression. Findings indicate a positive effect of the innovativeness and collaboration complexity on the final decision for funding support. This study can be used for future university spin-offs engaging in R&D collaborations by taking these factors into consideration to increase the likelihood of acquiring funding support, which consequently helps to prevent project failure at the early stage.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
1995, Nederland
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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