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Little Big Team: Acquiring Human Capital in Software Startups [chapter]

Pertti Seppänen, Kari Liukkunen, Markku Oivo
2017 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We examined what human capital resources, capabilities, knowledge, and skills, were needed in the early stages of software startups and how the startups acquired such human capital.  ...  Aim -In this research, we studied software startups from the perspective of resource-based-view and human capital theories.  ...  We thank the members of the Software Startups Global Research Network Anh Nguyen Duc, Pekka Abrahamsson, and Nirnaya Tripathi for their valuable help, as well as all the interviewees for their friendly  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-69926-4_20 fatcat:ytqngik7fzdrfmze2pliilnak4

Carrots & Sticks: How VCs Induce Entrepreneurial Teams to Sell Startups

Brian J. Broughman, Jesse M. Fried
2013 Social Science Research Network  
Our study sheds light on important but underexplored aspects of corporate governance in VC-backed startups and the venture capital ecosystem.  ...  Venture capitalists (VCs) usually exit from their investments in a startup via a trade sale.  ...  executives' resistance to the sale rather than to increase the value of the acquirer by binding valuable human capital to the acquiring firm.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2221033 fatcat:ieshke2ownavlggxyzrcjj6yrq

Risk attitudes and personality traits of entrepreneurs and venture team members

Sari Pekkala Kerr, William R. Kerr, Margaret Dalton
2019 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
Nonfounder CEOs/leaders typically sit in between entrepreneurs and employees for personality traits.  ...  Entrepreneurs, nonfounder CEOs/leaders, and inventor employees all show more innovative personalities than the noninventor employees in the same companies.  ...  In total, CIC-based start-ups have raised over $7 billion in venture capital funding and produced thousands of patents since CIC's founding in 2001.  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.1908375116 pmid:31427505 pmcid:PMC6731656 fatcat:hpmlno2c7jbdfk6yx2cuzy3tdm

Entrepreneurial Teams: An Input-Process-Outcome Framework

Daniela Bolzani, Riccardo Fini, Simone Napolitano, Laura Toschi
2019 Foundations and Trends® in Entrepreneurship  
However, theory and practice suggest that the vast majority of new ventures are now team-based, and teams play a key role in venture success.  ...  In this paper, we take a holistic view and systematise more than 250 papers on entrepreneurial teams, published over 30 years.  ...  Building on human capital Table A6.4).  ... 
doi:10.1561/0300000077 fatcat:d2vsvtihnzbwndexn5v65ly7dq

Design Teams as Change Agents: Diplomatic Design in the Open Data Movement

Misa Maruyama, Sara Douglas, Scott Robertson
2013 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
Designers and developers who want to participate in the open data movement should be more than technical experts; they should also be change agents.  ...  We conducted an exploratory case study on a national nonprofit fellowship program as it worked to design not only technology but also organizational and social change in the context of a digital government  ...  Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2013.170 dblp:conf/hicss/MaruyamaDR13 fatcat:25jsyohrzjenddakqwjwol5a6a

Essential Communication Skills for Engineers, Scientists and Multi-disciplinary Teams

Samuel N. Cubero
2017 International Journal of Information and Education Technology  
Good 'people skills' can also be used effectively to overcome disagreements and conflicts between engineers and technical people, including students, who have little or no formal training in human psychology  ...  formally schooled in 'effective communication standards' or 'good people skills' to prevent relationship failures and serious conflicts.  ...  These are some of the main causes for conflict, resentment, anger and avoidance in human relationships. These attitudes are noticeable in many human interactions and conversations.  ... 
doi:10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.7.917 fatcat:z4pecjcr5fdnjfl4krmzfgb76q

The development process of the right team in early stage start-ups

Živilė Glaveckaitė
2020 Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues  
The concept of the right team of an early stage start-up includes primary founders having the right competences, having a team leader and other team members having the right competences.  ...  GT helped to reveal concepts and their relations, relevant to the understanding of a right team of start-ups.  ...  In this age of globalization everyone can acquire knowledge anywhere in the world, it all depends on the resources in possession (time and money).  ... 
doi:10.9770/jesi.2020.8.1(70) fatcat:idlrs6agmrffjagzgd3hm6g6ia

Key Challenges in Software Startups Across Life Cycle Stages [chapter]

Xiaofeng Wang, Henry Edison, Sohaib Shahid Bajwa, Carmine Giardino, Pekka Abrahamsson
2016 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
In this paper, we use the research framework of learning and product development stages to analyse the key challenges that software startups have to deal with at different life cycle stages, from problem  ...  Software startups are challenging endeavours, with various road blocks on their path to success. The current understanding of the challenges that software startups may encounter is very limited.  ...  Based on a survey study, a list of top 10 challenges were identified: thriving in technology uncertainty, acquiring first paying customers, acquiring initial funding, building entrepreneurial team, delivering  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-33515-5_14 fatcat:ml5ruee5bnbgljzp7cllsb5inq

Business model and team as preconditions of a start-up viability

Štefan Slávik, Ráchel Hagarová, Ivana Ljudvigová, Branislav Zagoršek, Manuela Tvaronavičienė
2019 Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues  
The viability of the start-up had been measured in shape of its business performance.  ...  The result of the research is a knowledge on the structure and functionality of the start-up business model and start-up team.  ...  An example is a start-up which develops software, web solutions and provides consultations in IT. Overtimes in early stages of business cannot be counted by team members.  ... 
doi:10.9770/jesi.2019.6.3(25) fatcat:dwg5imvpxvge7p46djxodidd4u

Creativity and Constraints: Exploring the Role of Constraints in the Creative Processes of Research and Development Teams

Brent D. Rosso
2014 Organization Studies  
Human resources. Another limitation that emerged as a key constraint in the team creative process were human resources constraints. Human resources constraints are limitations in staffing.  ...  We were in kind of an ideation mode. We didn't have a lot of cap backs to spend on things like a big data center, system admins, a big development team.  ...  I'm particularly interested in understanding how creative teams manage, and even capitalize on, constraints. What are the most significant constraints your project teams face in their creative work?  ... 
doi:10.1177/0170840613517600 fatcat:qqiag6t25rhzthbhsfm7k6tfjq

A Business Perspective on IP: Open Innovation vs. Open Source in Commercializing Biotechnology

Arthur A. Boni
2013 Journal of Commercial Biotechnology  
We focus on issues prevalent for innovation in biopharma, medtech, and medical IT, where high risk, long life cycle, capital-intensive investments are required for commercial introduction.  ...  Alternatively, a more "open-source" method may be employed as is more typical in dealing with software products or services – thereby opening up the field to collaboration and widespread use.  ...  The partners of Lancet Capital formed a management team with the expertise needed to commercialize the technology.  ... 
doi:10.5912/jcb599 fatcat:5nxv4ubkerbofn3ungzcuehoyi

The role of universities in educational development in connection with digitalization and entrepreneurship in Hungary

Mária Molnár
2019 Studia Mundi - Economica  
According to the interviews making with teachers, the practical tasks are the important parts of entrepreneurial, startup courses everywhere. Students can work in teams on different project ideas.  ...  The startups are the drivers of digital development in technological innovation and ICT (OECD 2017).  ...  Acknowledgement Supported by the ÚNKP-17-2 New National Excellence Program of the Ministry of Human Capacities  ... 
doi:10.18531/studia.mundi.2019.06.01.138-154 fatcat:yn6s2wxm4falngautdw6en6j2y

How should we divide the pie? Equity distribution and its impact on entrepreneurial teams

Nicola Breugst, Holger Patzelt, Philipp Rathgeber
2015 Journal of Business Venturing  
Drawing on a multiple case study approach and data on eight entrepreneurial teams observed over six months this article develops a dynamic model of the consequences of equity distribution among team members  ...  Teams exposed to external threats drifted from a positive spiral to a negative spiral despite high perceived justice.  ...  as software consultant ----Work experience in established organization and in startup -Work experience for television company Work experience as freelancer and as book author Prior relationship Friends  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2014.07.006 fatcat:ng3vnc7l55etzbog6m5mlwclou

Exploring the outsourcing relationship in software startups

Anh Nguyen Duc, Pekka Abrahamsson
2017 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering - EASE'17  
Software startups are becoming increasingly popular in software industry as well as other sectors of economy.  ...  This is among the first investigations on the outsourcing relationships in software startups. By conducting exploratory case studies at six startups, we found a mixed experience with outsourcing.  ...  In CT2, the CEO had a roadmap to develop three big features in the next 20 months.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3084226.3084248 dblp:conf/ease/DucA17 fatcat:7wm3lpbmavem5inewsj23rwple

Work-from-home and its implication for project management, resilience and innovation – a global survey on software companies [article]

Anh Nguyen-Duc, Dron Khanna, Des Greer, Xiaofeng Wang, Luciana Martinez Zaina, Gerardo Matturro, Jorge Melegati, Eduardo Guerra, Giang Huong Le, Petri Kettunen, Sami Hyrynsalmi, Henry Edison (+7 others)
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Although startups do not perceive the impact of WFH differently, there is a difference between engineers who work in a small team context and those who work in a large team context.  ...  We are also interested in understanding if the impact differs between software startups and established companies.  ...  with the strong leadership in place" (Respondent400) • "We are all part of a big team and working together with good standards of leadership in place. working practices have changed a little but the team  ... 
arXiv:2202.04950v1 fatcat:x23mgqhtvff2rjcg7nqbz4uw54
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