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From Zero to Hero: A Comparative Case Study on Managerial Capability Development in Incubated Start-ups
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background

Exploring the literature stream of the knowledge perspective as well as that of start-ups andincubation, and subsequently bringing the two together.

Aim

To construct propositions regarding the process of developing managerial capability in incubatedstart-ups.

Methodology

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.

Findings

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.
Keyword [en]
Business incubator; Start-ups; Knowledge acquisition; Knowledge integration; Managerial capability
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120828ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-A--15/02083--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-120828DiVA: diva2:848906
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Master's Programme in Business Administration – Strategic
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Available from: 2015-08-27 Created: 2015-08-26 Last updated: 2015-08-27Bibliographically approved

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