Competence of Top Management Teams and Success of New Technology-Based Firms: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis Concerning Competencies of Entrepre by Jan BrinckmannCompetence of Top Management Teams and Success of New Technology-Based Firms: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis Concerning Competencies of Entrepre by Jan Brinckmann

Competence of Top Management Teams and Success of New Technology-Based Firms: A Theoretical and…

byJan BrinckmannForeword byProf. Dr. Hans-Georg Gemünden

Paperback | December 12, 2007

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Foreword Research on the creation and development of new firms has gained substantial prominence over the past ten years - especially in the German-speaking countries, where many new entrepreneurship chairs have been created in universities. Despite the surge in interest, short-comings in the research domain remain. These shortcomings primarily concern the lack of solid empirical research that reflects the state of the art of management science. Based on psychological theories, expla- tions of the founding of a firm and its subsequent success have been made frequently in terms of character traits and attitudes. Yet these studies explain little about a new firm's success. Their usefulness was especially limited concerning team-based ventures, which represent the majority of technology-based ventures. Other more recent approaches focus on entrepreneurial activities and how they impact new venture development. In this stream of research, the competence perspective has special importance as competencies of founders determine which activities they undertake, and how they perform these activities. A key question has been raised often by entrepreneurs, researchers and educators with respect to competencies of the founders: What are the critical competencies needed to create and grow a new firm? Although this is a fundamental question of entrepreneurship research, this question has hardly been investigated empirically. The dissertation of Dr. Jan Brinckmann analyzes how competencies of founding teams of new technology based firms affect the development of the new firms. In order to identify the critical competencies needed to create and grow a firm, Dr.
Dr. Jan Brinckmann promovierte bei Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Gemünden am Lehrstuhl für Technologie und Innovationsmanagement der Technischen Universität Berlin. Er ist Assistant Professor an der School of Business Admistration der Loyola University Chicago, USA.
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Title:Competence of Top Management Teams and Success of New Technology-Based Firms: A Theoretical and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 8.27 × 5.83 × 0.01 inPublished:December 12, 2007Publisher:Deutscher UniversitätsverlagLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3835005162

ISBN - 13:9783835005167

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Fundamental research termsTheories regarding entrepreneurial and management competencies and the development of new technology-based firmsEmpirical evidence concerning competence and the development of new firmsConceptual framework: Entrepreneurial management competence and its effects on task complexity and the success of new firmsResearch process, sample and methodPresentation of the measurement model