The Internationalization of Academic Spin-Offs: Evidence from Italy

41 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2015

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Daniela Bolzani

University of Bologna

Riccardo Fini

University of Bologna - Department of Management; Imperial College London

Rosa Grimaldi

University of Bologna - Department of Management

Date Written: October 8, 2015

Abstract

Despite a growing interest in academic spin-offs (ASOs), research has overlooked the determinants, strategies, and outcomes of their internationalization choices. In this chapter, we review existing literature on the topic of internationalization of ASOs, connecting it to international business and international entrepreneurship literature, identifying relevant theoretical and empirical knowledge gaps. We then carry out a descriptive investigation about the characteristics and internationalization patterns of ASOs in the Italian context, drawing on a survey on 120 companies. Based on the review and our results, we highlight research areas deserving future investigation.

Keywords: Internationalization; Academic Spin-off; Survey; Italy

JEL Classification: M31

Suggested Citation

Bolzani, Daniela and Fini, Riccardo and Grimaldi, Rosa, The Internationalization of Academic Spin-Offs: Evidence from Italy (October 8, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2671330 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2671330

Daniela Bolzani

University of Bologna ( email )

Piazza Scaravilli 2
Bologna, 40100
Italy

Riccardo Fini (Contact Author)

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

Via Terracini 28
Bologna, 40131
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://www.unibo.it/faculty/riccardo.fini

Imperial College London ( email )

South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ, DC
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/people/r.fini

Rosa Grimaldi

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

Piazza Scaravilli 1
Bologna, Bologna 40126
Italy

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