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Venturing into New Territory: Career Experiences of Corporate Venture Capital Managers and Practice Variation


Vibha Gaba


INSEAD Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise

Gina Dokko


University of California, Davis

December 8, 2011

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2011/82/OB

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When organizations adopt new practices, the practices are often modified to fit the new context. We argue that managers who implement new practices modify them, and that the extent of practice variation is determined by these managers’ career experience with the practice itself, and career experience that enables fit assessment between the practice and the adopting firm. We test these arguments by observing information technology firms’ modification of venture capital practices within corporate venture capital units. This study contributes to diffusion research by developing and testing a framework for understanding the role of individuals in practice variation.  

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Date posted: December 8, 2011  

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Gaba, Vibha and Dokko, Gina, Venturing into New Territory: Career Experiences of Corporate Venture Capital Managers and Practice Variation (December 8, 2011). INSEAD Working Paper No. 2011/82/OB. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1969861 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1969861

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Vibha Gaba (Contact Author)
INSEAD Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise ( email )
Finance area, Boulevard de Constance
Fontainebleau 77305
France
Gina Dokko
University of California, Davis ( email )
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
United States
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