Impact of the Type of Corporate Spin‐Off on Growth

17 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2013

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Johan Bruneel

Vlerick Business School

Els Van de Velde

Vlerick Business School

Bart Clarysse

Vlerick Business School

Date Written: July 2013

Abstract

Although previous research shows that corporate spin‐offs contribute to economic growth, few studies link growth to the type of corporate spin‐off. We distinguish between three types of corporate spin‐offs: incumbent‐backed, opportunity, and necessity spin‐offs. Using empirical data on 46 corporate spin‐offs in Flanders, we find that opportunity spin‐offs outperform the other two types. By identifying the type of corporate spin‐offs, this study aims to add to our knowledge on the relationship between spin‐off type and firm growth.

Suggested Citation

Bruneel, Johan and Van de Velde, Els and Clarysse, Bart, Impact of the Type of Corporate Spin‐Off on Growth (July 2013). Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 943-959, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2290061 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2012.00517.x

Johan Bruneel (Contact Author)

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Els Van de Velde

Vlerick Business School ( email )

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REEP 1
Gent, BE-9000
Belgium

Bart Clarysse

Vlerick Business School ( email )

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REEP 1
Gent, BE-9000
Belgium

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