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Fast Growing Firms in a Slow Growth Economy

Institutional Conditions for Innovation Edited by Francesca Visintin and Daniel Pittino, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Udine, Italy
Europe needs more innovative companies that grow quickly and end up big. This book examines SME growth, innovation and success, to suggest that fast growing firms could offer a major contribution to the recovery of a European economy. The contributors examine 11 case studies from Italian firms, breaking the book up into three parts: context, actors and strategy. The topics discussed include entrepreneurship and technological clusters, innovative start-ups and growth factors, and family firms as the incubators of new ventures.
Extent: 352 pp
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Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78536 710 6
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational Innovation
  • Organisation Studies
Europe needs more innovative companies that grow quickly and end up big. This book examines SME growth, innovation and success, to suggest that fast growing firms could offer a major contribution to the recovery of a European economy.

The contributors examine 11 case studies from Italian firms, breaking the book up into three parts: context, actors and strategy. The topics discussed include entrepreneurship and technological clusters, innovative start-ups and growth factors, and family firms as the incubators of new ventures.

Students and scholars of entrepreneurship and other related disciplines will find this book to be of interest. It will also be of use to practitioners in the field, working with and alongside SMEs.
Contributors: S. Albertini, G. Antonelli, B. Balboni, A. Berni, S. Bonesso, G. Bortoluzzi, M. Brumana, D. Campagnolo, L. Cassia, A. Comacchio, S. Consiglio, F. Crisci, C.E. De Marco, C. Dossena, V. Finotto, A. Francesconi, D. Gamba, D. Giacomini, M. Gianecchini, P. Gubitta, F. Izzo, G. Lauto, G. Magnani, M. Martinez, B. Masiello, P.A.M. Mazzurana, T. Minola, C. Muzzi, A. Onetti, M. Pezzillo Iacono, A. Piccaluga, A. Pisoni, D. Pittino, P. Pressiani, T. Pucci, M. Talaia, A. Tognazzo, A. Tracogna, F. Visintin, L. Zanni, A. Zucchella

Contents:

Preface and Acknowledgements

1. Introduction: Innovation Beyond National Systems Fragility: Institutional Bricolage for SMEs Growth
D. Lauto G. Pittino and F. Visintin

PART I THE CONTEXT
2. Entrepreneurship and Technological Clusters. The Influence of Contextual Factors on the Birth and Growth of New Businesses
T. Pucci and L. Zanni

3. Tie Formation Through Venture Concept Development in Emerging Innovative Start-Ups
A. Comacchio, S. Bonesso and V. Finotto

4. Micro-Context and Institutional Entrepreneurship: Multiple Case Studies of Innovative Start-Ups
D. Giacomini, C. Muzzi, S. Albertini

PART II THE ACTORS
5. Innovative Start-Ups and Growth Factors
G. Antonelli, A. Berni and S. Consiglio

6. Family Firms as the Incubators of New Ventures: A Transgenerational Perspective
M. Brumana, T. Minola, L. Cassia, D. Gamba and P. Pressiani

7. Evolution of University Spinoffs’ Business Model.
C.E. De Marco and A. Piccaluga

8. ‘Reassembling the Social’, in Entrepreneurial Innovation and Academic Entrepreneurship Studies: The ‘Amphibious Scientists’ Phenomenon.
F. Crisci and P.A.M. Mazzurana

PART III THE STRATEGY
9. Learning from Critical Internationalisation Events. Insights from Two Fast Growing Italian SMEs
A. Francesconi, C. Dossena, G. Magnani, M. Talaia, A. Pisoni and A. Onetti

10. Spin-Offs and Social Capital: Contingent Social Networking Towards Growth
B. Masiello, F. Izzo, M. Pezzillo Iacono and M. Martinez

11. Business Model Evolution and the Growth Drivers of High-Tech New Ventures
A. Tracogna, G. Bortoluzzi and B. Balboni

12. Quasi-Successful and Quasi-Failing Academic Spin-Offs: The Role of Technological and Commercial Alliances
P. Gubitta, A. Tognazzo, D. Campagnolo and M. Gianecchini

Index