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Exploring Knowledge Intensity in Entrepreneurship: A Quantitative Study of Knowledge, Innovation and Performance in Entrepreneurial Firms


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Title: Exploring Knowledge Intensity in Entrepreneurship: A Quantitative Study of Knowledge, Innovation and Performance in Entrepreneurial Firms
Authors: Gifford, Ethan
E-mail: ethan.gifford@gu.se
Issue Date: 29-Mar-2017
University: Göteborgs universitet. Handelshögskolan
Institution: Department of Economy and Society ; Institutionen för ekonomi och samhälle
Date of Defence: 2017-04-26
Disputation: Onsdagen den 26 april 2017, kl. 10.00, SKF Salen, Handelshögskolan, Vasagatan 1, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Gothenburg Studies in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Keywords: Innovation
Entrepreneurship
Firm Performance
Knowledge Intensity
Search
Human Capital
Abstract: This Ph.D. dissertation investigates the statistical and theoretical relationships between different dimensions of knowledge intensive entrepreneurship (KIE) in Europe and how knowledge intensity and performance in entrepreneurial firms can be related. KIE is modeled as an application of resource-based theory, connecting pre-entry inputs like education and experience to external search activities to innovativeness and firm financial performance, growth, and survival. The data used was collected ... more
ISBN: 978-91-981-507-3-5
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/51773
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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