Silicon Valley Start‐ups and Corporate Innovation

Approaches to Resolve the Innovator’s Dilemma

  • Bernhard Gold

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About this book


Bernhard Gold answers the question of how larger firms can learn from the successes of Silicon Valley start-ups by means of corporate venturing and by developing the ‘Spin-Along Approach’ – a method that combines the innovativeness of start-up companies with the capabilities of large corporations to obtain the best of both worlds. Moreover, the author provides an in-depth analysis of the Silicon Valley ecosystem and presents new corporate innovation methods for the digital age, with the aim of providing a final resolution to the ‘Innovator’s Dilemma’.

  • Start-up Innovativeness and Corporate Venturing 
  • The Spin-Along Approach
  • Success Factors of Silicon Valley
  • The Concept of Intra-Nationalization
Target Groups 
  • Researchers and students of business administration, strategic and innovation management, organizational theory, (corporate) venture capital, business ecosystems, internationalization
  • Members of top management, innovation management, venture capital, finance, business development, corporate development, M&A
The Author 
Bernhard Gold lives and works as a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley (San Francisco). Over the last ten years, he has invested in many Silicon Valley companies and thus has intimate knowledge of the intersection between start-ups and the corporate world. Gold completed this dissertation project at the Munich School of Management of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU). 


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Authors and affiliations

  • Bernhard Gold
    • 1
  1. 1.MünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-19885-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-19886-2
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