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Opportunity Exploitation in Software Startups. A Human Capital View [chapter]

Pertti Seppänen, Kari Liukkunen, Markku Oivo
2018 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
We conclude that in software startups the availability of human capital plays a bigger role in the exploitation of opportunities than their types, discovered or created, because even exploitation of a-priori  ...  Aim -This research aims at increasing the knowledge on those factors by studying empirically the effects of the available human capital on the opportunity exploitation processes in software startups.  ...  We thank the members of the Software Startups Global Research Network that supported this study, especially Anh Nguyen Duc and Pekka Abrahamsson for their help in gathering the empirical data.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-04840-2_10 fatcat:23x6tfkp35aepocf6ubd3t2yya

Entrepreneurship Ecosystems and the Stimulus to the Creation of Innovative Business: A Case in the App Industry in Brazil

Diego Alex Gazaro Dos Santos, Aurora Carneiro Zen, Vitor Klein Schmidt
2017 Zenodo  
To do so, the model proposed by Isenberg (2011; 2013) is used as a reference, which covers six areas: policy, finance, culture, supports, human resources and markets.  ...  Data collection occurred through observation, analysis of documents and interviews with entrepreneurs established at Porto Digital, in Recife-PE.  ...  and human capital (WEF, 2013).  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3958053 fatcat:h2zrcozkejditclxhb7sfzfrc4

The moderating effect of founding assets on the founders' human capital

Yang Xu
2019 New England Journal of Entrepreneurship  
Like a big fish in a small pond, even highly educated and experienced entrepreneurs have limited opportunities to utilize their talents in a startup with a lower initial resource position.  ...  Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate into the conditions under which founders' human capital (HC) benefits new venture growth (NVG).  ...  For example, patents play an important role in high-growth firms (Parker et al., 2010) , and in those software startups backed by venture capitals in the USA, patents positively influenced firm performance  ... 
doi:10.1108/neje-05-2019-0027 fatcat:g2qg444gczbcnkawcqotujkv7y

Technology Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Entrepreneurship in the West Region of Romania

Alexandru Roja
2015 Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis Arad, Seria Stiinte Economice  
Our objective was to find out the entrepreneurs point of view about opportunities and influences that they perceive in the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem  ...  In the second part of our research we present the entrepreneurs perception about information technology entrepreneurial ecosystem in the west region of Romania.  ...  A Schumpeter view on entrepreneurship is that entrepreneurs have to explore new opportunities in order to build a new world order while deconstructing or destructing the old one.  ... 
doi:10.1515/sues-2015-0004 fatcat:oe7tidu2bbhptm2ysiufoblkla

Internet Entrepreneurship: Networks and Performance of Internet Ventures in China

Bat Batjargal
2005 Social Science Research Network  
The empirical data are composed of the longitudinal surveys of 94 Internet ventures in Beijing, China.  ...  The study found that networking skills of entrepreneurs are associated positively with the changes in networks over time. Improved social skills lead to greater firm legitimacy.  ...  In this way, human capital, i.e., education and skills (Becker 1975) , transforms opportunities into tangible benefits.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.682548 fatcat:obaxwozzm5g2xadvdcl4p63zhe

Internet Technology in Startup Businesses and Their Contribution to the Development of Entrepreneurship in Greece

Nikolaos Raptis, Vasiliki Delitheou, Charalampos Trasanidis
2020 International Relations and Diplomacy  
In addition, a theoretical approach of basic concepts of the ecosystem of the startups is carried out which, in combination with the quantitative research that follows, attempts to answer the question  ...  whether the development of Internet technology affects entrepreneurship in Greece currently and in the future.  ...  create business opportunities to exploit the available human resources.  ... 
doi:10.17265/2328-2134/2020.03.004 fatcat:p7ydbnwjtfbajijd2ilmyraebm

The Opportunity Economy Enduring Lessons from the Ride and Fall of the New Economy

Alles, Alles
2002 International Journal of Digital Accounting Research  
The development of a new strategy of opportunity, which focuses on the use of creative innovation to open up new market spaces, rather than using exploitive innovation to prolong the life of existing products  ...  Taken together, these forces result in a profound shift in the source of value creation in firms from processes and physical assets to people.  ...  in a startup.  ... 
doi:10.4192/1577-8517-v2_1 fatcat:vdthauvzzjguzk3a4my6eq7hxa

Jordan Software Industry: Investigating the Role of Human Capital

Ashraf Bany Mohammed
2011 International Journal of Business and Management  
Human Capital heavily plays a critical role in such knowledge-based sectors as software.  ...  This paper describes and analyzes the role of human capital in the development of Jordan software industry between 1980's and 2005.  ...  and foremost a human capital industry, this study analyzes the role of human capital in software industry.  ... 
doi:10.5539/ijbm.v6n5p217 fatcat:bkshyct6pndbvac4wugq24ppbe

Resource orchestration in start-ups: Synchronizing human capital investment, leveraging strategy, and founder start-up experience

Noni Symeonidou, Nicos Nicolaou
2017 Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal  
The tacit knowledge embedded in human capital enables leveraging processes that focus on exploiting market opportunities.  ...  In attempting to create value for customers, startups may choose to exploit new opportunities by leveraging their R&D capability for innovations, such as new product offerings or new services in the market  ... 
doi:10.1002/sej.1269 fatcat:o4mgzu6uzza75mqexfs3mwwxde

Effect of Symbiotic Relationship on Self-organized Startup Entrepreneurship, an Innovative Synergy

Ann Dodor, Cai Li, Isaac Akolgo, Daniel Quacoe
2018 Journal of Economics Management and Trade  
A unit change in symbiotic relationship can lead to 0.192 increase in small business startups whilst a percentage change in innovative ideas can positively influence small startups by 0.274%.  ...  relationship survival rate, goodwill and growth potential on self-organized startup entrepreneurship.  ...  Moving from the idea stage to the exploitation of the opportunity requires many elements to be in place.  ... 
doi:10.9734/jemt/2018/40719 fatcat:iy6wgzgglbctfm5kyqpejz5m2i

B2C—bubble to cluster: the dot-com boom, spin-off entrepreneurship, and regional agglomeration

Guido Buenstorf, Dirk Fornahl
2008 Journal of evolutionary economics  
This article studies entrepreneurial activities emerging out of one of Germany's most prominent dot-com firms, Intershop, a maker of e-commerce software.  ...  Most spin-offs entered locally, giving rise to a small but growing software cluster and counteracting the job losses that accompanied the parent firm's drastic downsizing after 2000.  ...  Capital was nonetheless identified as a potential bottleneck limiting the number and growth of software startups.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00191-008-0119-3 fatcat:klcfyo7scrbnpeqpebpqoqwceq

Listing Foreign Firms on Nasdaq and NYSE: Impact of Venture Capital and Research Institute

Mustafa Şeref Akın
2011 iBusiness  
We find a strong association between the variables and Nasdaq. This suggests that Nasdaq-type financial stock market has a link with the enterpreneurial ecosystem.  ...  Using a cross-section of Nasdaq and NYSE-listed foreign companies, we examine the impact of financial and innovation variables on the registration.  ...  Small and innovative firms as a characteristic of enterpreneurial capitalism found an exit opportunity in Nasdaq.  ... 
doi:10.4236/ib.2011.34043 fatcat:xrlxznzhdvfjditzg6shs43cqy

Spotting Software Innovation in a Patent Assertion Entity World

Garry A. Gabison
2015 Social Science Research Network  
For instance, in a 2005 survey, a minority of software startups held patents by the time they received their first round of venture capital financing.  ...  need to convince Venture Capital, and Software Startups, Ronald J.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2626367 fatcat:yfespjelj5glldm7xeangyfa5a

Do all paths lead to Rome? Technology and market orientation influence on the growth of new technology-based firms

Ferran Giones, Francesc Miralles, Marc Konig, Guido Baltes
2015 2015 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation/ International Technology Management Conference (ICE/ITMC)  
In this study we propose to explore the influence of technology and demand creation actions adopting a demand-side view.  ...  The scarcity of resources and limited managerial experience make it a daunting task, putting in danger the whole firm emergence.  ...  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflects the views of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ice.2015.7438660 fatcat:yzhgh2ekwrbmjc7neaqiigecae

An Ecosystem-Based Job-Creation Engine Fuelled by Technology Entrepreneurs

Tony Bailetti, Sonia D. Bot
2013 Technology Innovation Management Review  
Bot Figure 2 provides a view of a venture's stakeholders anchored around a process for venture creation that helps founders of technology startups move from the idea stage through the opportunity stage  ...  These assets link human capital to ventures' growth and the region's economic development.  ...  She holds degrees in Computer Science with Systems Design / Electrical Engineering (BMath) from the University of Waterloo and Biomedical Engineering (MASc) from the University of Toronto, and she is a  ... 
doi:10.22215/timreview658 fatcat:pki3whau3bgkjdj4fqhftwvmym
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