Title: The impact of knowledge capabilities on corporate venturing

Authors: Marianne Van Der Steen; Paula Danskin Englis; Pedro Bernardo Meyer

Addresses: Antwerp Management School (AMS), Het Brantijser, Sint-Jacobsmarkt 9-13, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium ' Campbell School of Business, Berry College, P.O. Box 495024, Mount Berry, GA 30149-5024, USA; Dutch Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands ' TerraPrana, Postbus 40207, 3542CE, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Abstract: This study focuses on the role of knowledge capabilities across the startup and growth phases of corporate ventures. Specifically we focus on exploration, exploitation and transformation of (technological) knowledge capabilities as these facilitate birth and growth of corporate ventures. To examine the impact of knowledge capabilities in corporate ventures, in-depth case studies of three knowledge intensive corporate ventures were conducted using semi-structured interviews. Knowledge capabilities were mapped across the startup and growth stages of the ventures.

Keywords: corporate venturing; knowledge capabilities; startup phases; growth phases; new business ventures; business startups; knowledge exploration; knowledge exploitation; knowledge transformation; technological knowledge; knowledge intensiveness; Philips Electronics; Holland; Netherlands; digital pathology; medical equipment; Shapeways; USA; United States; 3D printing; three dimensions; three dimensional; Civolution; digital technology; television sets; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; entrepreneurs; entrepreneurship.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2013.052517

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2013 Vol.18 No.3, pp.282 - 297

Available online: 08 Mar 2013 *

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