From Zero to Hero: A Comparative Case Study on Managerial Capability Development in Incubated Start-ups
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Exploring the literature stream of the knowledge perspective as well as that of start-ups andincubation, and subsequently bringing the two together.
To construct propositions regarding the process of developing managerial capability in incubatedstart-ups.
The study entails 3 start-ups that provide a high technology product. The development ofmanagerial capability was explored through a comparative case study in which founders, businesscoaches and externally recruited employees where interviewed.
The process of managerial capability development in incubated start-ups can be deconstructedinto two processes, knowledge acquisition and knowledge integration, where each process presentdistinct attributes in different stages of development of the start-up. This managerial capabilityformation is an incremental process that drives growth.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 122 p.
Business incubator; Start-ups; Knowledge acquisition; Knowledge integration; Managerial capability
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120828ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-A--15/02083--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-120828DiVA: diva2:848906
Subject / course
Master's Programme in Business Administration – Strategic
Åman, Per, Universitetslektor
Högberg, Lena, Universitetslektor