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Venture Capitalists’ Evaluations of Start–Up Teams: Trade–Offs, Knock–Out Criteria, and the Impact of VC Experience
The start–up team plays a key role in venture capitalists’ evaluations of venture proposals. Our findings go beyond existing research, first by providing a detailed exploration of VCs’ team
Quality Signals? The Role of Patents, Alliances, and Team Experience in Venture Capital Financing
Observable resources, particularly patents, alliances, and team experience, are known to affect a start-up's ability to attract venture capital financing. In this context they potentially fulfill a
The Emergence of Openness: How and Why Firms Adopt Selective Revealing in Open Innovation
Open innovation is often facilitated by strong intellectual property rights (IPRs), but it may also function, and even be boosted, when firms deliberately waive some of their IPRs. Extant literature
Champions of revealing--the role of open source developers in commercial firms
The link between firms engaging in open source software (OSS) development and the OSS community is established by individual developers. This linkage might entail a principal-agent issue due to the
New ventures based on open innovation - an empirical analysis of start-up firms in embedded Linux
This paper explores how three key challenges of venture management – the liabilities of newness and smallness of start-ups and market entry barriers – affect new ventures in OSS.
The Risk-Return Paradox for Strategic Management: Disentangling True and Spurious Effects
The concept of risk is central to strategy research and practice. Yet, the expected positive association between risk and return, familiar from financial markets, is elusive. Measuring risk as the