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The relationship between knowledge transfer, top management team composition, and performance: the case of science‐based entrepreneurial firms

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Biotechnology for a sustainable economy (Bio-Economy)
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The increased pressure put on public research institutes to commercialize their research results has given rise to an increased academic interest in technology transfer. We assess under which conditions tacit knowledge transfer contributes to the performance of academic spin-offs. Using an inductive case study approach, our evidence suggests that tacit knowledge is most effectively transferred when a substantial part of the original research team joins the new venture as founders. Commercial expertise and mindset are also required in the team on the condition that the cognitive distance between the scientific researchers and the person responsible for commercialization is not too large.
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POLICY IMPLICATIONS, STRATEGIC ALLIANCES, ABSORPTIVE-CAPACITY, UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE, START-UPS, SPIN-OUT COMPANIES, TECHNOLOGY-TRANSFER OFFICES, OPTIMAL COGNITIVE DISTANCE

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Knockaert, Mirjam, Deniz Ucbasaran, Mike Wright, and Bart Clarysse. 2011. “The Relationship Between Knowledge Transfer, Top Management Team Composition, and Performance: The Case of Science‐based Entrepreneurial Firms.” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 35 (4): 777–803.
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Knockaert, M., Ucbasaran, D., Wright, M., & Clarysse, B. (2011). The relationship between knowledge transfer, top management team composition, and performance: the case of science‐based entrepreneurial firms. ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE, 35(4), 777–803.
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Knockaert M, Ucbasaran D, Wright M, Clarysse B. The relationship between knowledge transfer, top management team composition, and performance: the case of science‐based entrepreneurial firms. ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE. 2011;35(4):777–803.
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Knockaert, Mirjam, Deniz Ucbasaran, Mike Wright, et al. “The Relationship Between Knowledge Transfer, Top Management Team Composition, and Performance: The Case of Science‐based Entrepreneurial Firms.” ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE 35.4 (2011): 777–803. Print.
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  abstract     = {The increased pressure put on public research institutes to commercialize their research results has given rise to an increased academic interest in technology transfer. We assess under which conditions tacit knowledge transfer contributes to the performance of academic spin-offs. Using an inductive case study approach, our evidence suggests that tacit knowledge is most effectively transferred when a substantial part of the original research team joins the new venture as founders. Commercial expertise and mindset are also required in the team on the condition that the cognitive distance between the scientific researchers and the person responsible for commercialization is not too large.},
  author       = {Knockaert, Mirjam and Ucbasaran, Deniz and Wright, Mike and Clarysse, Bart},
  issn         = {1042-2587},
  journal      = {ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE},
  keyword      = {POLICY IMPLICATIONS,STRATEGIC ALLIANCES,ABSORPTIVE-CAPACITY,UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY,INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY,COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE,START-UPS,SPIN-OUT COMPANIES,TECHNOLOGY-TRANSFER OFFICES,OPTIMAL COGNITIVE DISTANCE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {777--803},
  title        = {The relationship between knowledge transfer, top management team composition, and performance: the case of science\unmatched{2010}based entrepreneurial firms},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2010.00405.x},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2011},
}

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