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Handbook of Research on Techno-Entrepreneurship
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Handbook of Research on Techno-Entrepreneurship

9781848445680 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by François Thérin, Africa Business School, Morocco
Publication Date: 2009 ISBN: 978 1 84844 568 0 Extent: 352 pp
Techno-entrepreneurship is broadly defined as the entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial activities of both existing and nascent companies operating in technology-intensive environments. Boasting rich conceptual and empirical contributions by leading international specialists, this highly original Handbook will prove an invaluable tool in advancing our understanding of the theory and practice of research in this emerging area.

The expert contributors initially explore the foundations of the field, clearly defining the parameters of techno-entrepreneurship.

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Techno-entrepreneurship is broadly defined as the entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial activities of both existing and nascent companies operating in technology-intensive environments. Boasting rich conceptual and empirical contributions by leading international specialists, this highly original Handbook will prove an invaluable tool in advancing our understanding of the theory and practice of research in this emerging area.

The expert contributors initially explore the foundations of the field, clearly defining the parameters of techno-entrepreneurship. The key processes of techno-entrepreneurship are identified and discussed:

• commercialization strategies
• the balance between exploration and exploitation of new competencies
• radical innovation
• corporate venture capital investment
• the mentoring of high-tech entrepreneurs.

The Handbook then shifts its focus to incubation and technology transfers, pivotal factors in the success of techno-entrepreneurship. Finally, in-depth case studies of leading e-business and biotechnology companies illustrate and substantiate the successful techno-entrepreneurship paradigm.

Providing a comprehensive, highly accessible and innovative first insight into the developing sphere of techno-entrepreneurship, this international study will be essential reading for postgraduate students, academics and researchers with an interest in management and entrepreneurship. Managerial and entrepreneurial professionals in high-tech industries will also find much to interest them within this Handbook.
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Contributors: K. Akmaliah Adham, E.L. Bayham, M. Bernasconi, S. Blanco, R. Calcaterra, A.R. del Águila-Obra, N. Dellepiane, B. Freese, D.L. Hawk, D.A. Isabelle, D. Jolly, J.A. Katz, T. Keil, T. Kollmann, C. Lendner, L. Manral, R. O’Shea, A. Padilla-Meléndez, A. Parhankangas, I. Prodan, M.F. Said, C. Serarols-Tarres, T. Teichert, F. Thérin, H. Yli-Renko, J. Zahner
Contents
Contents:

Introduction

PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF THE FIELD
1. How Techno-Entrepreneurs Build a Potentially Exciting Future? Sylvie Blanco

2. A Model of Technological Entrepreneurship
Igor Prodan

3. Exchange Relationships in Techno-Entrepreneurship Research: Toward a Multitheoretic, Integrative View
Helena Yli-Renko

PART II: PROCESSES
4. S&T Commercialization Strategies and Practices
Diane A. Isabelle

5. From the Exploration of New Possibilities to the Exploitation of Recently Developed Competencies: Evidence from Five Ventures Developing New-to-the-World Technologies
Annaleena Parhankangas and David L. Hawk

6. Fostering Entrepreneurial Firms: Recognizing and Adapting Radical Innovation through Corporate Venture Capital Investments
Behrend Freese, Thomas Keil and Thorsten Teichert

7. Mentoring of Malaysian High-Tech Entrepreneurs in their Pre-Seeding Phase
Khairul Akmaliah Adham and Mohd Fuaad Said

PART III: INCUBATORS AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERS
8. University Technology Transfer through University Business Incubators and How They Help Start-ups
Christian Lendner

9. Determinants and Consequences of University Spin-off Activity: A Conceptual Framework
Rory O’Shea

10. The Size and the Characteristics of the High-Tech Spin-Off Phenomenon in Sophia Antipolis
Michel Bernasconi and Dominique Jolly

PART IV: INDUSTRY SPECIFICS: E-ENTREPRENEURSHIP
11. What is E-Entrepreneurship? Fundamentals of Company Founding in the Net Economy
Tobias Kollmann

12. Exploring the Socio-Demographic Characteristics of the E-Entrepreneur: An Empirical Study on Spanish Ventures
Antonio Padilla-Meléndez, Christian Serarols-Tarres and Ana Rosa del Águila-Obra

13. Virtual Alliances as Coordination and Influence Mechanisms in the Internet Context: Evidence from a Cross-Section of Internet-Based Firms
Lalit Manral

PART V: INDUSTRY SPECIFICS: BIOTECHNOLOGIES
14. The St Louis BioBelt – Centre for Plant and Life Sciences: A Triumph of Converging Individual Efforts
Edward L. Bayham, Jerome A. Katz, Robert Calcaterra and Joseph Zahner

15. Small Businesses for High Targets: Strategies in Industrially Exploiting the DNA–RNA Biomechanisms
Nicola Dellepiane

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