Success of University Spin-Offs

Network Activities and Moderating Effects of Internal Communication and Adhocracy

  • Authors
  • Manoj A. Gupte

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Theoretical Analysis

  3. Empirical Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-110
    2. Pages 111-148
    3. Pages 167-184
    4. Pages 185-197
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 199-257

About this book


University spin-offs encourage economic development and support universities. Identifying factors that influence the success of university spin-offs is therefore beneficial to enhance economic development and to sustain the importance of universities. However, few factors internal to the company have been identified until now.

Drawing on a database of 107 university spin-offs whose founders participated in structured face-to-face interviews, Manoj A. Gupte analyzes how the management of university spin-offs can overcome the dilemma of resource poverty. He shows that the success of spin-offs can be actively influenced through network activities by accessing critical resources external to the company. In addition, internal communication and an adhocracy culture create an environment in which the growth of a spin-off through external resources is enhanced. The hypotheses of the study were tested by moderated multiple regression analyses (OLS). Interaction effects were, furthermore, analyzed by simple slope analyses.


Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship Netzwerk Spinn-Offs Unternehmensgründung Unternehmenskultur management networks organization

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2007
  • Publisher Name DUV
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8350-0853-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8350-9641-7
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