Theorizing the Organization of Technology Entrepreneurship

Romeo V. Turcan, Ben Heslop

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In this paper, we explore how, why and which structures are consequential to the organization of technology entrepreneurship. Technology entrepreneurship is a relatively unexplored field of research; yet body of research in this promising area of scholarly enquiry, both theoretically and empirically is emerging. Inspired by elements of the Grounded Theory research methods for data collection and data analysis we explore (i) the process of technology entrepreneurship at different levels: university, industry, and government, including the nature of tensions, obstacles and incentives, (ii) the relationships between key stakeholders from these three levels, and (iii) the meaning/reality that is construed by these stakeholders as a result of these relationships. The research was undertaken in four universities in the UK and one in Australia. Coding of the data revealed thirteen constructs, which are presented as an integrative model of technology entrepreneurship. From the emergent model of technology entrepreneurship we move to a higher level of theorizing and develop a framework of the organization of technology entrepreneurship.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
UdgivelsesstedAalborg
UdgiverTBRP Perspectives
Antal sider23
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2016

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Technology entrepreneurship - what is it and what can you do with it?
Technology entrepreneurship is positioned at the intersection between entrepreneurship and technological innovation. This paper explores how, why and which structures are important to the organization of technology entrepreneurship. The paper explores the process of technology entrepreneurship at different levels: university, industry, and government. What tensions, obstacles and incentives may arise is also studied.

Published: 2016

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