Entrepreneurial strategic groups: how clustering helps nascent firms

A.S. Amezcua, Tiago Ratinho

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Abstract

Our study examines how strategic groups consisting of nascent ventures outperform other firms. An entrepreneurial strategic group is defined as firms that pursue a similar founding strategy, belong to the same industry, and compete in the same geography. We show that firms belonging to an entrepreneurial strategic group have higher levels of performance in terms of lower exit rates and higher annual growth. In addition, there are diminishing returns to membership in an entrepreneurial strategic group. As group size increases, performance levels decrease.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers of Entrepreneurship Research
PublisherBabson College
Pages-
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2012
EventBabson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, BCERC 2012 - Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University, Forth Worth, United States
Duration: 6 Jun 20129 Jun 2012

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PublisherBabson College

Conference

ConferenceBabson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, BCERC 2012
Abbreviated titleBCERC
CountryUnited States
CityForth Worth
Period6/06/129/06/12

Keywords

  • METIS-287133
  • IR-80890

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    Amezcua, A. S., & Ratinho, T. (2012). Entrepreneurial strategic groups: how clustering helps nascent firms. In Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research (pp. -). Babson College.