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University spin-offs and triple helix dynamics in regional innovation ecosystems: A comparison of technology intensive start-ups in Sweden

Gabrielsson, Jonas ; Politis, Diamanto LU and Billström, Anders (2019) In Global Business and Economics Review 21(3/4). p.362-381
Abstract
This study offers novel insights into how university spin-offs contribute to triple helix dynamics and the evolutionary processes of industrial renewal in regional innovation ecosystems. We analyse three groups of technology intensive start-ups: university spin-offs, corporate spin-offs, and independent technology start-ups. We compare and analyse various characteristics, functions, and processes among the three groups using primary data from a questionnaire survey conducted at 341 young firms operating in two technology intensive sectors in Sweden. Our findings suggest that university spin-offs differ from the other two groups with respect to their contribution to triple helix dynamics in regional innovation ecosystems. University... (More)
This study offers novel insights into how university spin-offs contribute to triple helix dynamics and the evolutionary processes of industrial renewal in regional innovation ecosystems. We analyse three groups of technology intensive start-ups: university spin-offs, corporate spin-offs, and independent technology start-ups. We compare and analyse various characteristics, functions, and processes among the three groups using primary data from a questionnaire survey conducted at 341 young firms operating in two technology intensive sectors in Sweden. Our findings suggest that university spin-offs differ from the other two groups with respect to their contribution to triple helix dynamics in regional innovation ecosystems. University spin-offs cooperate more closely with universities, conduct more in-house R&D, purchase more R&D services, and offer more innovative products/services in the introduction stage of their industry life cycles. (Less)
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innovation, ecosystem, entrepreneurship, University Spin-offs, technology based firms, Entrepreneurship, technology-intensive start-ups, triple helix dynamics, regional innovation, university spin-offs
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Global Business and Economics Review
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21
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3/4
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362 - 381
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Inderscience Publishers
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1745-1329
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10.1504/GBER.2019.099398
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English
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  abstract     = {This study offers novel insights into how university spin-offs contribute to triple helix dynamics and the evolutionary processes of industrial renewal in regional innovation ecosystems. We analyse three groups of technology intensive start-ups: university spin-offs, corporate spin-offs, and independent technology start-ups. We compare and analyse various characteristics, functions, and processes among the three groups using primary data from a questionnaire survey conducted at 341 young firms operating in two technology intensive sectors in Sweden. Our findings suggest that university spin-offs differ from the other two groups with respect to their contribution to triple helix dynamics in regional innovation ecosystems. University spin-offs cooperate more closely with universities, conduct more in-house R&D, purchase more R&D services, and offer more innovative products/services in the introduction stage of their industry life cycles.},
  author       = {Gabrielsson, Jonas   and Politis, Diamanto and Billström, Anders },
  issn         = {1745-1329},
  keyword      = {innovation,ecosystem,entrepreneurship,University Spin-offs,technology based firms,Entrepreneurship,technology-intensive start-ups,triple helix dynamics,regional innovation,university spin-offs},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3/4},
  pages        = {362--381},
  publisher    = {Inderscience Publishers},
  series       = {Global Business and Economics Review },
  title        = {University spin-offs and triple helix dynamics in regional innovation ecosystems: A comparison of technology intensive start-ups in Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/GBER.2019.099398},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2019},
}