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Collaborate to Commercialize? - An Explorative Study of Young Innovative Swedish Cleantech Firms

Buzavidas, Daniel and Littorin, Jacob (2010)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
The journey towards Cleantech innovation commercialization is initially constrained by a lack of resources and legitimacy. It is suggested that collaborative means can help the firm gain legitimacy among customers and investors. The activities supporting the creation of legitimacy are especially those associated with proving the technology – such as prototyping and technology demonstration. It is also suggested that close technology development collaboration with a customer or a partner can help a Cleantech firm gain legitimacy in the eyes of an investor. To identify appropriate partners to collaborate with it is, among other things, important to consider dependency risks, the referencing power of a certain segment and the politics in... (More)
The journey towards Cleantech innovation commercialization is initially constrained by a lack of resources and legitimacy. It is suggested that collaborative means can help the firm gain legitimacy among customers and investors. The activities supporting the creation of legitimacy are especially those associated with proving the technology – such as prototyping and technology demonstration. It is also suggested that close technology development collaboration with a customer or a partner can help a Cleantech firm gain legitimacy in the eyes of an investor. To identify appropriate partners to collaborate with it is, among other things, important to consider dependency risks, the referencing power of a certain segment and the politics in organizations. (Less)
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author
Buzavidas, Daniel and Littorin, Jacob
supervisor
organization
year
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Collaboration, Cleantech Commercialization, Open Innovation, Value Chain Networks, Customer Segments, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
1781877
date added to LUP
2010-01-21 00:00:00
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2012-04-02 18:37:32
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  abstract     = {The journey towards Cleantech innovation commercialization is initially constrained by a lack of resources and legitimacy. It is suggested that collaborative means can help the firm gain legitimacy among customers and investors. The activities supporting the creation of legitimacy are especially those associated with proving the technology – such as prototyping and technology demonstration. It is also suggested that close technology development collaboration with a customer or a partner can help a Cleantech firm gain legitimacy in the eyes of an investor. To identify appropriate partners to collaborate with it is, among other things, important to consider dependency risks, the referencing power of a certain segment and the politics in organizations.},
  author       = {Buzavidas, Daniel and Littorin, Jacob},
  keyword      = {Collaboration,Cleantech Commercialization,Open Innovation,Value Chain Networks,Customer Segments,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Collaborate to Commercialize? - An Explorative Study of Young Innovative Swedish Cleantech Firms},
  year         = {2010},
}