A dynamic perspective to the analysis of the spin-off life cycle

Author/s Annalisa Caloffi, Francesca Gambarotto, Silvia Rita Sedita
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/3 Language Italian
Pages 9 P. 86-94 File size 223 KB
DOI 10.3280/ES2018-003008
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The paper aims to contribute to the understanding of the nature of technology transfer processes, by investigating the case of academic spin-offs. Although this mechanism of technology transfer is among the most studied in the literature, we think that some of its peculiarities deserve a "plus" of attention. In particular, we investigate the evolutionary trajectories of spin-off and produce evidence coming from multiple sources. First, we conducted an exploratory survey which informed us of the main features of the University of Padova spin-offs, second, we conducted some in depth interviews and applied a content analysis, third, we mapped the critical junctures of four spin-off studied in detail through the case study methodology.

Keywords: Spin-off, Entrepreneurship, University, Critical Junctures, Life Cycle

Jel codes: L26, O3

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Annalisa Caloffi, Francesca Gambarotto, Silvia Rita Sedita, Una prospettiva dinamica per l’analisi del ciclo di vita degli spin-off in "ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE " 3/2018, pp 86-94, DOI: 10.3280/ES2018-003008