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Characteristics of Startups

  • Agnieszka Skala
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Abstract

This chapter presents selected research on startups undertaken by various organisations worldwide, from the point of view of their comparability and the definitions of the research object they used. A large part of this chapter is devoted to the presentation of a startup research project in Poland, undertaken and coordinated since 2015 by the author in collaboration with the Startup Poland Foundation. Since 2017, the study has also covered the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. The description of the preparation, implementation, and analysis of this extensive study can provide guidance for other startup researchers. The results are analysed, which allowed for determining the key factors differentiating the surveyed group of enterprises and for outlining the emerging trends in the area of startups’ development directions.

Keywords

Own research “Polish Startups” Visegrád Group Characteristics of startups Differentiating variables 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Agnieszka Skala
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  1. 1.Faculty of ManagementWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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