Spatial reach in learning of academic spin-offs: a focus on absorptive capacity

Mozhdeh Taheri, Marina van Geenhuizen

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Abstract

The current paper explores the extent of international learning among university spin-off firms and enhancing factors of this learning. Drawing on survey data of 100 university spin-off firms, the relationship is explored between absorptive capacity and international learning, alongside other factors. A small majority of spin-off firms is engaged in international learning and the most powerful influences tend to be R&D expenditure and international market orientation. The implications of the results and future research steps are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference and Doctoral Workshop 2010
EditorsGloria Rossini
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9789036530316
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event18th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2010 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 27 May 201028 May 2010
Conference number: 18

Conference

Conference18th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2010
Abbreviated titleHTSF
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period27/05/1028/05/10

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