Parsimonious Determinants of Pre-Incubated Academic Spin-Offs Initial Performance: a Configurational Perspective

Jonathan Simões Freitas, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves, Lin Chih Cheng, Reynaldo Maia Muniz
2011 Journal of Technology Management & Innovation  
The aim of this paper is to refine, from a configurational perspective, the understanding of causal conditions underlying performance differences between new academic technology-based firms. Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), a research strategy conceived to investigate parsimonious configurations that explain a given result of interest in small-N populations, was adopted as the methodological approach. The analyses were performed using a database related to 81 Brazilian academic
more » ... pre-incubated by a governmental innovation promotion program. Based on the resultant configurations, parsimonious sets of variables for explaining the initial performance of these new ventures were obtained. Complementary findings and their respective implications are also discussed.
doi:10.4067/s0718-27242011000200004 fatcat:zhmjvveuh5hdhdpf4bvtxfpt7q