How University Incubators may be Overprotective and Hindering the Success of the Young Firm: Findings from a Preliminary Study

Paul Trott, Victor Scholten, Dap Hartmann

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Abstract

This paper investigates to what extent university spin-offs benefit from their parent organization. Drawing on the resource based view and social capital theory we identify the support factors that may turn to interference with the spinoffs business goals. This study has a case study approach and data is collected among university spin-offs at the TU Delft. Preliminary findings provide insight in the extent to which support is valuable and when it can hamper the progress of the spin-off creation. Understanding the dynamics of the support can help improve the spin-off incubation programs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference 2008
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9789036526685
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event16th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2008 - Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 21 May 200823 May 2008
Conference number: 16

Conference

Conference16th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2008
Abbreviated titleHTSF
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period21/05/0823/05/08

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