Management of the Early Development Process in Technology-Based Firms

  • Magnus Klofsten

Abstract

Young technology-based firms have attracted considerable attention since the early 1980s. They are a vital source of innovation and are instrumental in disseminating new technology throughout the market. Many are spin-off firms created in areas close to universities or large, technology-intensive businesses, such as Cambridge (UK) and Silicon Valley (USA). In the Linköping region, where the author of this chapter is situated, about 400 technology-based firms in computer-related fields have been created during the past 15 years. The high founding rate and the growth of these firms have generated an interesting sample of small technological ventures to study.

Keywords

Income Marketing Agglomeration Arena Stake 

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© Magnus Klofsten 1997

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