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Spawned with a silver spoon? Entrepreneurial performance and innovation in the medical device industry

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Chatterji, AK
Published in: Strategic Management Journal
February 1, 2009

Entrepreneurs in high-technology industries often have prior experience at incumbent firms, but we know little about how knowledge obtained at the prior employer impacts entrepreneurial performance. Drawing on previous work from strategy, economics, and organizational sociology, I assess the impact of industry experience on entrepreneurial performance and innovation in medical device start-ups. I find that spawns (ventures started by former employees of incumbent firms) perform better than other new entrants. Interestingly, my findings suggest that this superior performance is not driven by technological spillovers from parent to spawn, but rather by nontechnical knowledge related to regulatory strategy and marketing.. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Strategic Management Journal

DOI

EISSN

1097-0266

ISSN

0143-2095

Publication Date

February 1, 2009

Volume

30

Issue

2

Start / End Page

185 / 206

Related Subject Headings

  • Business & Management
  • 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
  • 1505 Marketing
  • 1503 Business and Management
 

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Chatterji, A. K. (2009). Spawned with a silver spoon? Entrepreneurial performance and innovation in the medical device industry. Strategic Management Journal, 30(2), 185–206. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.729
Chatterji, A. K. “Spawned with a silver spoon? Entrepreneurial performance and innovation in the medical device industry.” Strategic Management Journal 30, no. 2 (February 1, 2009): 185–206. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.729.
Chatterji AK. Spawned with a silver spoon? Entrepreneurial performance and innovation in the medical device industry. Strategic Management Journal. 2009 Feb 1;30(2):185–206.
Chatterji, A. K. “Spawned with a silver spoon? Entrepreneurial performance and innovation in the medical device industry.” Strategic Management Journal, vol. 30, no. 2, Feb. 2009, pp. 185–206. Scopus, doi:10.1002/smj.729.
Chatterji AK. Spawned with a silver spoon? Entrepreneurial performance and innovation in the medical device industry. Strategic Management Journal. 2009 Feb 1;30(2):185–206.
Journal cover image

Published In

Strategic Management Journal

DOI

EISSN

1097-0266

ISSN

0143-2095

Publication Date

February 1, 2009

Volume

30

Issue

2

Start / End Page

185 / 206

Related Subject Headings

  • Business & Management
  • 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
  • 1505 Marketing
  • 1503 Business and Management