Commercialization strategy and performance of technology startups

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Creator: 

Ahmad, Irfan

Date: 

2005

Abstract: 

This research examines how the capability platform of a technology startup affects performance. The capability platform includes privileged assets, capital availability, and special relationships. Five hypotheses were tested using data drawn from 93 startups in North America. A startup’s performance was measured in two ways: number of new products introduced in the market and the amount of venture capital raised by the startup during the first three years of operations. The results suggest that: (i) the number of partners established by a startup is positively associated with the number of new products introduced, (ii) the level of market related experience of the top management team is positively associated with the amount of venture capital raised by the startup, and (iii) the shorter the time to first round of venture capital financing increases the number of new products introduced and the amount of venture capital raised in the first three years.

Subject: 

New business enterprises -- North America -- Management -- Case studies.
New products -- Management.
Venture capital.
Technological innovations -- Management.
Production management.

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Engineering: 
M.Eng.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Engineering, Systems and Computer

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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