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The Semantics of Entrepreneurial Learning in New Technology-Based Firms : Evaluating NTBFs’ Entrepreneurial Progress Using Content Analysis of Business Plan

  • New Technology-Based Firms (NTBFs) learn their business in the early-stages of their life-cycle. As a central element of the entrepreneurial learning process, the business model describes the value-creation functions that are conceptualized in different stages of the NTBF’s life-cycle. Transaction relations connect the model with the business reality and ideally mature in strength over time to a functioning value-network. This chapter describes the development of a research design that determines, extracts, and evaluates semantics constructs of this entrepreneurial learning out of a convenient sample and three cohorts of business plans submitted to a business plan award between 2008 and 2010. The analysis shows empirical evidence for the survival and growth of those NTBFs that exhibit a balanced status of entrepreneurial learning in the maturity of the value-network that can be characterized as early startup-stage. The empirical findings of the network theory based business plan analysis will allow for a better explanation of the performance in the entrepreneurial process that is discussed for NTBFs based on theory of organizational learning.

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Author:Marc König, Christina UngererORCiD, Guido H. BaltesORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Technology Entrepreneurship
Place of publication:Cham
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of Publication:2018
Identifier:Im Katalog der Hochschule Konstanz ansehen
Release Date:2019/01/08
First Page:3
Last Page:20
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Institutes:Institut für Strategische Innovation und Technologiemanagement - IST
Relevance:Keine peer reviewed Publikation (Wissenschaftlicher Artikel und Aufsatz, Proceeding, Artikel in Tagungsband)
Open Access?:Nein
Licence (English):License LogoLizenzbedingungen Springer