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"Knowledge transfer through congenital learning: spin-out generation, growth and survival"

Rajshree Agarwal, Raj Echambadi, April M. Franco, and MB Sarkar

 

First Author :

Rajshree Agarwal
Business Administration
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1206 S. Sixth Street, M/C 706
Champaign, IL 61820
USA

agarwalr@uiuc.edu

http://www.business.uiuc.edu/faculty/agarwal.html


Second Author :

Raj Echambadi
Marketing
University of Central Florida
University of Central Florida
P.O. Box 161400
Orlando, FL 32816-1400
USA

rechambadi@bus.ucf.edu


Third Author :

April M. Franco
Economics
The University of Iowa
W210 John Pappajohn Business Building
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1000
USA

afranco@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu


Fourth Author :

MB Sarkar
Marketing
University of Central Florida
P.O. Box 161400
Orlando, FL 32816-1400
USA

msarkar@bus.ucf.edu

 
 
Abstract :
 
This paper examines the role of knowledge as a driver of an organizationís formation, and as a subsequent source of its competitive advantage. We investigate the parent-progeny knowledge transfer relationship, and the impact of this congenital learning on the evolution and performance of a spin-out (an entrepreneurial venture by an ex-employee). Using data from the disk drive industry, we show that incumbent knowledge capabilities, related to technology and market pioneering, predict spin-out formation. Parent's capabilities at the time of spin-out founding positively affect spin-out knowledge capabilities, and result in spin-outs having higher probabilities of survival relative to other entrants.
 
 
Footnotes & Acknowledgements :
 
All authors contributed equally. The names are arranged in alphabetical order
 
 
Manuscript Received : 2002
Manuscript Published : 2002
 
 
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