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Entrepreneurial Spawning and Firm Characteristics


Habib, Michel; Hege, Ulrich; Mella-Barral, Pierre (2011). Entrepreneurial Spawning and Firm Characteristics. Working Paper ISB 000, University of Zurich.

Abstract

We analyze the implications of entrepreneurial spawning for a variety of firm characteristics such as size, focus, profitability, and innovativeness. We examine the dynamics of spawning over time. Our model accounts for much of the empirical evidence relating to the relation between spawning and firm characteristics. Firms that have higher patent quality spawn more, as do firms that have higher knowhow. Older firms spawn less, they are more diversified and less profitable. Spawning frequency, focus, and profitability are positively related where spawning is driven by the value of organizational fit; they are negatively related with firm size.

Abstract

We analyze the implications of entrepreneurial spawning for a variety of firm characteristics such as size, focus, profitability, and innovativeness. We examine the dynamics of spawning over time. Our model accounts for much of the empirical evidence relating to the relation between spawning and firm characteristics. Firms that have higher patent quality spawn more, as do firms that have higher knowhow. Older firms spawn less, they are more diversified and less profitable. Spawning frequency, focus, and profitability are positively related where spawning is driven by the value of organizational fit; they are negatively related with firm size.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Banking and Finance
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:19 Mar 2012 09:17
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 12:53
Series Name:Working Paper ISB
Related URLs:http://fic.wharton.upenn.edu/fic/papers/11/11-30.pdf
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:5096

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