Spinning-Off New Ventures from Academic Institutions in Areas with Weak Entrepreneurial Infrastructure: Insights on the Impact of Spin-Off Processes on the Growth-Orientation of Ventures

61 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2003

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Jean-Jacques Degroof

MIT Industrial Performance Center

Edward B. Roberts

Founder/Chair, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

Date Written: May 2003

Abstract

We discuss the characteristics of academic "spin-off processes" in environments outside of high tech clusters and where technology transfer and entrepreneurship infrastructures have been weak. To identify their implications for venture formation, we studied the case of Belgium, gathering data from eight universities and forty-seven firms. We propose that spin-off processes in academic institutions affect the form and growth orientations of ventures.

Keywords: Academic Spin-offs Processes, Technology Transfer

Suggested Citation

Degroof, Jean-Jacques and Roberts, Edward B., Spinning-Off New Ventures from Academic Institutions in Areas with Weak Entrepreneurial Infrastructure: Insights on the Impact of Spin-Off Processes on the Growth-Orientation of Ventures (May 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=413080 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.413080

Jean-Jacques Degroof

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