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A dynamic perspective to the analysis of the spin-off life cycle
Author/s: Annalisa Caloffi, Francesca Gambarotto, Silvia Rita Sedita 
Year:  2018 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  9 Pg. 86-94 FullText PDF:  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 Code: L26, O3

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Annalisa Caloffi, Francesca Gambarotto, Silvia Rita Sedita, A dynamic perspective to the analysis of the spin-off life cycle in "ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE " 3/2018, pp. 86-94, DOI:10.3280/ES2018-003008


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