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Fika and Start-ups: A Department’s Role in the Process of Technology Commercialization through Spin-Offs a Case Study of the Food Technology Department at LTH, Lund University

Bosse, Constantin Gerhard LU and Pandolfi, Leandro LU (2017) ENTN19 20171
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Purpose:
The academic aim is to test the Entrepreneurial Architecture framework by Nelles and Vorley (2010a) against a department in relation to the creation of spin-offs. This is something we believe has not been done before and can add to the literature about departments in this respect. The practical objective is to present useful insights that help practitioners manage the complexity of this topic at universities.
Methodology:
We perform a single qualitative case study on the department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition through the tool of in depth semi structured interviews held with relevant stakeholders at different levels, inside and outside the department. The interviews are transcribed and analysed using the... (More)
Purpose:
The academic aim is to test the Entrepreneurial Architecture framework by Nelles and Vorley (2010a) against a department in relation to the creation of spin-offs. This is something we believe has not been done before and can add to the literature about departments in this respect. The practical objective is to present useful insights that help practitioners manage the complexity of this topic at universities.
Methodology:
We perform a single qualitative case study on the department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition through the tool of in depth semi structured interviews held with relevant stakeholders at different levels, inside and outside the department. The interviews are transcribed and analysed using the Entrepreneurial Architecture framework as a starting point and then developing first and second order themes.
Findings:
The findings prove the general role that a department can play in encouraging the creation of spin-offs and the validity for the application of the framework to a department.
Limitations:
This study is hardly generalizable due to the uniqueness of the study object and the method employed, semi structured interviews.
Implications:
An academic contribution is made by showing the importance that a department can have in the creation of spin-offs and the applicability of the framework to these. (Less)
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Bosse, Constantin Gerhard LU and Pandolfi, Leandro LU
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organization
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ENTN19 20171
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Entrepreneurial Architecture, department, structure, systems, strategy, leadership, culture, entrepreneurial university
language
English
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8914504
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2017-07-03 16:36:24
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  abstract     = {Purpose:
The academic aim is to test the Entrepreneurial Architecture framework by Nelles and Vorley (2010a) against a department in relation to the creation of spin-offs. This is something we believe has not been done before and can add to the literature about departments in this respect. The practical objective is to present useful insights that help practitioners manage the complexity of this topic at universities.
Methodology:
We perform a single qualitative case study on the department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition through the tool of in depth semi structured interviews held with relevant stakeholders at different levels, inside and outside the department. The interviews are transcribed and analysed using the Entrepreneurial Architecture framework as a starting point and then developing first and second order themes.
Findings:
The findings prove the general role that a department can play in encouraging the creation of spin-offs and the validity for the application of the framework to a department.
Limitations:
This study is hardly generalizable due to the uniqueness of the study object and the method employed, semi structured interviews. 
Implications:
An academic contribution is made by showing the importance that a department can have in the creation of spin-offs and the applicability of the framework to these.},
  author       = {Bosse, Constantin Gerhard and Pandolfi, Leandro},
  keyword      = {Entrepreneurial Architecture,department,structure,systems,strategy,leadership,culture,entrepreneurial university},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Fika and Start-ups: A Department’s Role in the Process of Technology Commercialization through Spin-Offs a Case Study of the Food Technology Department at LTH, Lund University},
  year         = {2017},
}