Internet of things (IoT) platform competition: Consumer switching versus provider multihoming
This article aims to address how consumer switching costs and provider multihoming affect competition of emerging consumer IoT data platforms under different market conditions and regulatory schemes. It utilizes agent-based modelling that is especially suitable when decision making is distributed at a micro level while some rules are applied in a centralized fashion. The obtained findings emphasize the role of the regulator in guiding the market. It seems that when switching costs diminish at all sides of the platforms, consumers and service providers will favour the platform with a higher number of users. Further, service...
Source: Technovation - December 11, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

The role of university Knowledge Transfer Offices: Not just commercialize research outputs!
This article focuses on the role of university KTO in supporting, facilitating or undertaking Third Mission community engagement activities. Drawing on data from the annual Higher Education Business and Community Interaction survey for the years 2007–2012, this paper empirically explores the relationship between a range of Third Mission activities by university KTO and performance of three key business-community services – provision of consultancy, provision of continuous professional development courses (CPD), and leasing of facilities and equipment (FE). It emerges that the routines of developing strategic pl...
Source: Technovation - December 4, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

The impact of innovation contest briefs on the quality of solvers and solutions
This study provides clear evidence that briefs affect contest performance, making them an important element in the design of innovation contests. (Source: Technovation)
Source: Technovation - November 29, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Innovation ecosystems: A conceptual review and a new definition
Publication date: Available online 26 November 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Ove Granstrand, Marcus HolgerssonAbstractThe concept of innovation ecosystems has become popular during the last 15 years, leading to a debate regarding its relevance and conceptual rigor, not the least in this journal. The purpose of this article is to review received definitions of innovation ecosystems and related concepts and to propose a synthesized definition of an innovation ecosystem. The conceptual analysis identifies an unbalanced focus on complementarities, collaboration, and actors in received definitions, and among other things p...
Source: Technovation - November 28, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

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Publication date: January 2020Source: Technovation, Volume 89Author(s): (Source: Technovation)
Source: Technovation - November 26, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Building high tech small firms to become – News from the High Technology Small Firms conference, University Twente, 27–28 May 2019
Publication date: Available online 22 November 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Rainer Harms, Petra de Weerd-Nederhof (Source: Technovation)
Source: Technovation - November 23, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

The role of accelerators in firm survival: An fsQCA analysis of Italian startups
In this study, we explore the relationship between participation in an accelerator program and firm survival using fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) with key variables related to firm survival. We analyze 38 accelerated startups from five Italian accelerators and a control group of 38 non-accelerated Italian startups. Our findings support the business accelerator literature that regards accelerators as a new and distinct generation of business incubators. Our results suggest that participation in accelerator programs on its own does not influence firm survival. However, we found a relationship between firm...
Source: Technovation - November 20, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Reprint of "Performance evaluation of China's high-tech innovation process :Analysis based on the innovation value chain"
This study is the first attempt to link the R&D and commercialization with a solid theoretical foundation and feasible mathematical methods. The empirical findings show that most of the 29 regions have low efficiency in the commercialization sub-process compared to the R&D sub-process, although there are regional differences in China's high-tech industry. Pearson correlation shows that the R&D sub-process is not closely correlated to the commercialization sub-process in terms of efficiency. Our analysis can provide information for the formulation of policies to achieve high innovation efficiency. (Source: Technovation)
Source: Technovation - November 20, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Reprint of "The role of state ownership and institutions in the innovation performance of emerging market enterprises: Evidence from China"
Publication date: Available online 19 November 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Jingtao Yi, Junjie Hong, Wen chung Hsu, Chengqi WangAbstractAlthough it has been suggested that institutional context influences a firm's innovation performance, the role of regulatory institutions has been underexplored. Extending previous research, this study investigates whether and how regulatory institutions (i.e. state ownership, region-specific marketization and industry-specific institutional policy) affect innovation performance of emerging market enterprises (EMEs). Evidence derived from a large sample of Chinese manufacturing firms...
Source: Technovation - November 20, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Antecedents and relative performance of sourcing choices for new product development projects
Publication date: Available online 20 November 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Pooja Thakur-Wernz, Olga Bruyaka, Farok ContractorAbstractGiven the complexity of sourcing choices in R&D, driven by conflicting points of difference, scholars have struggled to formulate clear theoretical predictions about which sourcing choices lead to superior performance. Our study contributes to the elucidation of this question by studying both the antecedents and performance consequences (project cost and duration) of alternative sourcing choices in the context of new product development, thus bridging two rarely intersecting stream...
Source: Technovation - November 20, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

The limits of generalizability: Why good theory can have bad outcomes
Publication date: Available online 18 November 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Jonathan D. LintonAbstractGeneralizability is the goal for scientists (both social and natural). In the social sciences invoking generalizability is more problematic as it is often based on assessment of a mainstream population, but may not apply to groups outside of the mainstream. This is a significant challenge to developing appropriate policy and interventions suitable for Other groups. An example is given of how this concern was overcome through consideration of the Voice Of the Customer (VOC) and utilizing cognitive maps to consider the...
Source: Technovation - November 19, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

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Publication date: December 2019Source: Technovation, Volume 88Author(s): (Source: Technovation)
Source: Technovation - October 1, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

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Publication date: December 2019Source: Technovation, Volume 88Author(s): (Source: Technovation)
Source: Technovation - October 1, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Business model innovation in cultural and creative industries: Insights from three leading mobile gaming firms
Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Paolo Landoni, Claudio Dell’era, Federico Frattini, Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli, Roberto verganti, Luca ManelliAbstractThis paper contains an exploratory analysis of the business model innovations (BMIs) that firms in cultural and creative industries (CCIs) undertake along their life-cycle. Despite the role that creative and cultural and creative firms (CCFs) have in the economic development of industrialised countries, they tend to remain small and often fail due to industry-specific constraints and tensions, such as the lack of manageri...
Source: Technovation - August 25, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

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Publication date: August–September 2019Source: Technovation, Volumes 86–87Author(s): (Source: Technovation)
Source: Technovation - July 30, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Responding to reviewers
Publication date: Available online 2 July 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Jonathan D. LintonAbstractAt its extremes, the review process is the part of publishing that can lead to either non-publication of research or transformation of good work into a seminal article. While this process has tremendous importance and impact, very little is written about it. Consequently, a brief article is provided to offer advice and guidance in assisting new and experienced researchers in navigating this process. While the article is based on the experience of a management/social science researcher, similar advice has been found helpfu...
Source: Technovation - July 3, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Internet of Things devices appropriation process: The Dynamic Interactions Value Appropriation (DIVA) framework
Publication date: Available online 20 June 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Lamya Benamar, Christine Balagué, Zeling ZhongAbstractThis research aims at exploring IoT devices appropriation process from a consumer's perspective. Using qualitative interviews on smart watches consumers, we identify four various stages of the appropriation process: symbolic appropriation, exploration, use construction and stabilization. Through the DIVA framework, our results show that the appropriation process is a dynamic phenomenon relying on both specific interactions and value type, linked to IoT devices characteristics. This rese...
Source: Technovation - June 20, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

The fit between firms’ open innovation and business model for new product development speed: A contingent perspective
In this study, we integrate the two plausible explanations by exploring the impact of the interplay between different OI implementations and BM on firms’ new product development (NPD) speed. Empirical results from a survey of 265 Chinese firms show that both OI breadth and OI depth positively affect NPD speed. More importantly, we find that an efficient BM strengthens the positive effect of OI depth while it weakens the positive effect of OI breadth. We also find that a novel BM strengthens the positive effect of OI breadth while it weakens the positive effect of OI depth. This research contributes to OI literature b...
Source: Technovation - June 18, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Transformative direction of R&D– lessons from Amazon's endeavor
Publication date: Available online 11 June 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Chihiro Watanabe, Yuji TouAbstractAmazon jumped up to the world's top Research and Development (R&D) firm in 2017.Such a rapid and notable increase in R&D investment has raised the question of a new R&D definition in the digital economy, which Amazon insists includes both “routine or periodic alterations” (traditionally classified as non-R&D) and “significant improvement” (classified as R&D), as Amazon transforms the former into the latter during its R&D process.A convincing answer to this question ...
Source: Technovation - June 12, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Technology before engineering: How James Bond films mediate between fiction and reality in the portrayal of innovation
Publication date: Available online 8 June 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Albrecht Fritzsche, Konrad DürrbeckAbstractImaginary technical devices and machinery portrayed in the James Bond films are known to have inspired real innovation activities. This paper investigates the dynamics of cultural entrepreneurship behind this phenomenon. It presents a hermeneutic analysis of the James Bond film series which identifies various patterns in the portrayal of technology which create labels and vocabularies for innovation activities and cognitive legitimacy for their implementation. These patterns have little in common wit...
Source: Technovation - June 9, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Project interface choice and knowledge creation: Evidence of international science cooperation in Taiwan
Publication date: Available online 28 May 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Huei-Wen Pao, Hsueh-Liang Wu, Cheng-Yu LeeAbstractTo heed the recent calls for more inquiries into the endogenous nature of governance decisions, this study aims to develop a comparative perspective on the performance implication of the project interface design in the context of international scientific cooperation. Using Heckman's two-stage model in a sample of 217 international scientific cooperation projects sponsored by the Taiwanese government, this study shows that project performance characterized by the collective knowledge creation is exp...
Source: Technovation - May 30, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Scientific effects of Triple Helix interactions among research institutes, industries and universities
This study fills in this research gap by exploring whether the scientific performance of research institutes is influenced by their TH interactions with industries or/and universities. More specifically, the dynamic patterns of bilateral and trilateral interactions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as a typical example with industries or/and universities, as well as their effects on the CAS's scientific performance are revealed by means of the TH theoretical framework. The research result shows that their bilateral and trilateral interactions not only directly and significantly improved the CAS's scientific performa...
Source: Technovation - May 22, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Non-linear effects of technological competence on product innovation in new technology-based firms: Resource orchestration and the role of the entrepreneur's political competence and prior start-up experience
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Ioanna Deligianni, Irini Voudouris, Yiannis Spanos, Spyros LioukasAbstractThe study applies the lens of resource orchestration theory to examine the nature of the relationship between technological competence and product innovation in new technology-based firms, and the moderating effects of the entrepreneur's political competence and prior start-up experience. Drawing upon a sample of 100 young technology-based firms, the results show that technological competence has an inverted U-shape relationship with product innovation, suggesting that retur...
Source: Technovation - May 21, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Research and development resources, coopetitive performance and cooperation: The case of standardization in 3GPP, 2004–2013
This study examines the interdependence between research and development (R&D) resources, coopetitive performance, and extent of cooperation in development-related standardization settings that involve network effects. Coopetitive performance is measured as the firm's influence on the change process of standards. Cooperation is measured as the number of firm technology partners in influencing industry technology standards. From a dataset of 152,959 decisions drawn from the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) change request (CR) database for the period 2004–2013, firm influence on the standardization change ...
Source: Technovation - May 16, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Creating new products from old ones: Consumer motivations for innovating autonomously from firms
Publication date: Available online 14 May 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Karen Robson, Matthew Wilson, Leyland PittAbstractThis research provides knowledge and builds theory related to how and why consumers engage in unsolicited innovation with existing products in order to create new ones. Specifically, this research presents an in-depth qualitative exploration of the motivations consumers have for innovating with existing offerings, of their reasons for innovating autonomously from the organization(s) linked to the source material of their innovation, and of their interpretation of the overall context in which they e...
Source: Technovation - May 16, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

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Publication date: June–July 2019Source: Technovation, Volumes 84–85Author(s): (Source: Technovation)
Source: Technovation - May 15, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

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Publication date: April–May 2019Source: Technovation, Volumes 82–83Author(s): (Source: Technovation)
Source: Technovation - April 26, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

A latecomer firm's R&D collaboration with advanced country universities and research institutes: The case of Huawei in Germany
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Ingo Liefner, Yue-fang Si, Kerstin SchäferAbstractInnovative latecomer firms are frequently examined for their international knowledge-seeking behavior and approaches towards fast technological learning. Within this line of research, however, little attention has been paid to latecomer firms' collaborative R&D with universities and research institutes (URI) in advanced economies. This paper examines the case of Huawei's collaborative R&D activities with German URI. It finds that in this latecomer case, the aims and the organization o...
Source: Technovation - April 3, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Collaborative patents and the mobility of knowledge workers
This study explores the importance of the mobility of knowledge workers (i.e., inventors) for the formation of collaborative patents across different regional contexts. In particular, it looks at a sample of co-inventors in the biotechnology industry in Europe, and estimates the factors that speed up the years needed for collaboration. It tests and finds that collaborations between two separated inventors emerge faster if they were located in the same geographical area in the past, even after controlling for a large number of meaningful proximities between them. Furthermore, the empirical approach suggests that this &lsquo...
Source: Technovation - March 28, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

How the innovation-competition link is shaped by technology distance in a high-barrier catch-up economy
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Evguenia Bessonova, Ksenia GoncharAbstractThe paper studies the effects of competition on innovation in various technology groups of mature Russian manufacturing firms. The purpose of the research is to establish whether more intense competition is good or bad for innovation, and to learn how the response to competition varies between technology leaders, followers and laggards.The study uses the 2014 survey data, which includes 1920 manufacturing firms from 19 sectors and size groups between 10 and 10,000 employees. The finding is that commitmen...
Source: Technovation - March 21, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

The influence of the lean startup methodology on entrepreneur-coach relationships in the context of a startup accelerator
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Yashar Mansoori, Tomas Karlsson, Mats LundqvistAbstractThe lean startup methodology has been steadily gaining widespread popularity during the past few years. As part of this trend, startup accelerator programs have begun to adopt the methodology as their main organizing framework. At the same time, coaches and their coaching practices lie at the core of many accelerator programs. Despite the widespread recognition of the importance of coaching, there is a lack of knowledge of how the role of coaches in accelerators interacts with the lean start...
Source: Technovation - March 15, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

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Publication date: February–March 2019Source: Technovation, Volumes 80–81Author(s): (Source: Technovation)
Source: Technovation - March 5, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Second wind for exploitation: Pursuing high degrees of product and process innovativeness in mature industries
Publication date: Available online 28 February 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Ksenia Onufrey, Anna BergekAbstractThis paper investigates to what extent and how an exploitation-oriented innovation logic can enable innovations characterised by a high degree of newness. The paper is based on an embedded case study of 11 innovation initiatives by the Swedish pulp and paper companies and uses a multi-dimensional framework that takes into account both product and process innovation dimensions as well as multiple stages in the value chain. The results show that the studied initiatives are characterised by new to the companies...
Source: Technovation - February 28, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Role of production in fostering innovation
Publication date: Available online 26 February 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Wonsub Eum, Jeong-Dong LeeAbstractThis paper investigates whether production capabilities fostered the development of new technological capabilities at the national level. The authors adopt the concept of ‘product space’ and ‘technology space’ for network analysis, and analyze whether the current production capability in related technologies influences the future technological capability. The main comparative analysis is based on export data and international patent data from 1980 to 2005, and ALP (Algorithmic Links wi...
Source: Technovation - February 27, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Do technology entrepreneurship and external relationships always promote technology transfer? Evidence from Korean public research organizations
This study aims to investigate the effects of public research organizations' technology entrepreneurship and external relationships on technology transfer performance. The results show that the degree of public research organizations-industry collaboration has a negative effect on public research organizations’ spin-off creation but positive effects on their technology license agreements and licensing income. In addition, both organizational- and individual-level technology entrepreneurship positively affect public research organizations’ technology licensing income and, simultaneously, have a negative moderati...
Source: Technovation - February 27, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

How does academia influence Ph.D. entrepreneurship? New insights on the entrepreneurial university
Publication date: Available online 18 February 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Alessandro Muscio, Laura RamaciottiAbstractThis work investigates the factors that affect the propensity of Ph.D. students to create their own firms. The paper uses data from the responses to 9062 questionnaires, administered in 2016 to Ph.D. students in Italy, focusing on five factors: the entrepreneurial environment; the existence of university policy frameworks dedicated to entrepreneurship; the degree of applicability of the doctoral research to an industry context; student-industry collaboration during the doctoral study period; inclusio...
Source: Technovation - February 19, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Exploring the effect of political borders on university-industry collaborative research performance: Evidence from China’s Guangdong province
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2019Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Guanghua Chen, Guoliang Yang, Feng He, Kaihua ChenAbstractThis paper investigates how political borders affect university-industry (U-I) collaborative research performance. It is hypothesised that cross- and within-regional political borders have an inhibitory effect on cross-border U-I collaborative research performance. The empirical research considers political borders and geographic distance to disentangle the border effect from the spatial distance effect based on a novel dataset comprising 681 U-I collaborative research projects in Chin...
Source: Technovation - February 19, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Is 3D printing an inclusive innovation?: An examination of 3D printing in Brazil
This study uses a new framework, the ladder of inclusive innovation, to analyze whether 3D printing is an inclusive innovation. The interviews with 3D printer users and innovators in Brazil show that 3D printers are not being used or purchased by marginalized communities because the technology is expensive, and it requires a steep learning curve. However, the technology is changing the process, structure, and post-structural discussions surrounding innovation for marginalized communities. Overall, there are aspects of 3D printing develop that are inclusive innovation, but there are significant barriers that prevent the tec...
Source: Technovation - January 9, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Effects of business and political ties on product innovation performance: Evidence from China and India
This study investigates the joint effects of business and political ties, cognitive capital, and institutional support on product innovation performance in China and India. The hypotheses are empirically tested using bootstrap and multiple group structural equation modeling methods, and data collected from 300 Chinese and 200 Indian manufacturers. The results reveal that cognitive capital mediates business ties’ impacts on product innovation performance in both China and India and that institutional support mediates the effects of business and political ties on product innovation performance only in China. The study ...
Source: Technovation - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

The innovative fulcrums of technological interdisciplinarity: An analysis of technology fields in patents
This study examines the patents in the USPTO database from 2001 to 2014 that identifies unique structural configurations of various technology fields. The study result finds the brokerage of technological positions perform an innovative fulcrum for interdisciplinary innovation, strategizing several important innovative capabilities. Furthermore, the technological embeddedness incubates innovative capacity; technological push and pull promotes the process of endogenous, exogenous, and heterogeneous innovation and technological evolution. Therefore, this study addresses implications to both theory and practice in sustaining ...
Source: Technovation - December 27, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Determining factors of interregional research collaboration in Germany's biotech network: Capacity, proximity, policy?
Publication date: Available online 19 December 2018Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Timo Mitze, Falk StrotebeckAbstractThis paper analyses the determinants of link formation in Germany's biotech research network. Given the significance of regional clusters in the national biotech landscape, the modeling framework adopts a regional perspective and uses small-scale NUTS3 regions as nodes of the national biotech network. Linkages between nodes are measured by the number of active research collaborations between biotech actors located in these regions. The degree of the interregional collaboration activity between regional nodes...
Source: Technovation - December 20, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Dynamic capabilities, creativity and innovation capability and their impact on competitive advantage and firm performance: The moderating role of entrepreneurial orientation
Publication date: Available online 12 December 2018Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Jorge Ferreira, Arnaldo Coelho, Luiz MoutinhoAbstractSome scholars hold that dynamic capability (hereinafter DC) is one of the keys to achieving competitive advantage (hereinafter CA) and consequently, performance in strategic management. However, the definition and effects of DCs and the role of environmental dynamism are still under discussion. In the context of a Portuguese-like economy and from a strategic process perspective, this study defines dynamic capability as the potential to systematically solve problems, enabled by its propensit...
Source: Technovation - December 13, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

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Publication date: December 2018Source: Technovation, Volume 78Author(s): (Source: Technovation)
Source: Technovation - December 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

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Publication date: January 2019Source: Technovation, Volume 79Author(s): (Source: Technovation)
Source: Technovation - December 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The Ratatouille paradox. An inductive study of creativity in haute cuisine
Publication date: Available online 29 November 2018Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Ludovica LeoneAbstractOrganization literature has extensively explored the crucial role of creativity in enabling organizations to survive in fast-paced environments. However, there are still substantial misunderstandings about the way in which creative processes unfold. In most studies, creativity has been analyzed using a compositional sequential model. Building on interpretive inductive research, conducted in the empirical field of Italian haute cuisine, this study develops a framework for the following creative processes, emerging within ...
Source: Technovation - November 30, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The more funding the better? The moderating role of knowledge stock on the effects of different government-funded research projects on firm innovation in Chinese cultural and creative industries
Publication date: Available online 29 November 2018Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Jianghua Zhou, Jizhen Li, Hao Jiao, Hang Qiu, Zixu LiuAbstractBased on prior research, this study attempts to examine how effectively government-funded research projects (GFPs) can facilitate firm innovation in the cultural and creative industry (CCI), as well as the internal organizational contingency associated with the effects of GFPs. Specifically, this paper differentiates two types of GFP -- central-government-funded projects (CGFPs) and local-government-funded research projects (LGFPs) -- and explore how effectively the two types of GF...
Source: Technovation - November 30, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The growing importance of research methods in innovation management research: A note from the 2018 ISPIM Innovation Conference
Publication date: Available online 29 September 2018Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Steffen Conn, Paavo Ritala (Source: Technovation)
Source: Technovation - October 5, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

A new framework to assess industry convergence in high technology environments
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2018Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Nathalie Sick, Nina Preschitschek, Jens Leker, Stefanie BröringAbstractThe process of convergence, from science and technology convergence to that of markets as well as entire industries can be witnessed in a range of different high technology environments such as IT and NanoBiotech. Although this phenomenon has been subject of analysis in an increasing number of studies, the notion of industry convergence – the final step of a full convergence process - still lacks a common definition. The missing conceptual definition of what indus...
Source: Technovation - August 24, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Do business incubators really enhance entrepreneurial growth? Evidence from a large sample of innovative Italian start-ups
This study examines the short-term and long-term effects of business incubators on the performance of innovative start-ups in terms of sales revenues and job creation. A large sample of N = 2544 innovative Italian start-ups, of which 606 were incubated, was followed over a period of up to six years. Tobit and Poisson regressions and propensity-score matching analyses point towards a significant negative effect of incubator tenancy on sales revenues and no significant effect of incubation on job creation. Findings also suggest that the initially negative effect of incubation on sales revenues turns into a positive effec...
Source: Technovation - August 4, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

How interface formats gain market acceptance: The role of developers and format characteristics in the development of de facto standards
Publication date: Available online 2 August 2018Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Sujan M. DanAbstractNew product introductions often rely on formats and technologies that are subject to strongly contested standards wars. Using a unique data set of interface formats and standard setting ventures in the consumer electronics industry, this research examines the relationships between the characteristics of standard setting ventures, and the market acceptance of interface formats developed and promoted by the venture. Specifically, this paper focuses on the firms that develop and introduce the format. Results indicate that the re...
Source: Technovation - August 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research