International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing
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International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing (3 papers in press)
Relationship between Firm Total Factor Productivity and Performance: Case of the Czech High-Tech Industry by Ondrej Dvouletý, Ivana Blaková Abstract: Both researchers and policymakers acknowledge the importance of high-tech industries in relation to the country Keywords: Total factor productivity; TFP; Firm size; Enterprise performance; High-tech industry; Czech Republic. DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2022.10047629
Value-Adding Impact of Accelerators on Startups Development by Tamara Naulin, Alexandra Moritz Abstract: Smart capital is supposed to provide startups not only with necessary financial resources but also with nonfinancial resources creating additional value-added. One of the recent players that emerged on the entrepreneurial finance landscape that offers this type of support to early-stage startups are business accelerators. Business accelerators are a phenomenon of increasing practical relevance, yet their actual impact on startups is unresolved so far. We tap into this research gap by investigating the value-added outcomes for startups generated by the value-adding inputs provided by the accelerator. Using a multiple case study approach, we show that accelerators add value to startups by providing them with eight categories of value-adding inputs, which lead to value-added outcomes on the entrepreneurs individual level, as well as on the firm level. Our study contributes to the literature on entrepreneurial finance, accelerators, and entrepreneurial learning and has practical implications for various stakeholders of accelerators. Keywords: Business accelerators; startups; value-added; smart money; smart capital; nonfinancial resources; entrepreneurial finance; multiple case study. DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2022.10048023
The importance of team diversity for academic spinoff performance by Alice Civera, Erik Lehmann, Michele Meoli Abstract: This study examines how team diversity affects the performance of academic spinoffs. Building on the upper-echelon theory, we argue that different forms of diversity, namely profile diversity, cognitive distance, CEO non-duality, and the presence of a non-academic CEO may positively affect the early performance of academic spinoffs. Our hypotheses are tested on a sample of 307 Italian academic spinoffs founded between 2010 and 2014. Our results support the positive role of diversity in enhancing growth, but only for innovative academic spinoffs. The presence of a non-academic CEO is the only diversity measure that plays a direct positive role, regardless of company technological features. Keywords: academic spinoffs; team diversity; disciplinary diversity; institutional diversity; upper echelon. DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2022.10050967