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Success factors of corporate spin-offs

Author: Tübke, Alexander Series: International studies in entrepreneurship Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004.Language: EnglishDescription: 256 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1402076789Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Success Factors of Corporate Spin-Offs Contents PREFACE..................................................................................................................... ix ABSTRACT.................................................................................................................. xi EXECUTIVE SUMMARY....................................................................................... xiii 1. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS ON SPIN-OFFS.............................................. 1 1.1 INTRODUCTION............................................................................................. 1 1.2 EXISTING DEFINITIONS OF CORPORATE SPIN-OFFS........................... 3 1.3 A GENERAL TYPOLOGY OF EXISTING DEFINITIONS.......................... 6 1.4 A SURVEY OF EXISTING RESEARCH........................................................ 8 1.5 A PROPOSAL FOR SPIN-OFF CLASSIFICATION BY FACTORS OF COMPETITIVENESS........................................................................................ 11 1.6 CHARACTERISTICS OF CORPORATE SPIN-OFFS................................. 16 1.7 EFFECTS OF CORPORATE SPIN-OFFS..................................................... 20 1.8 A CONCEPTUAL PHASE MODEL.............................................................. 21 1.9 DEVELOPMENT OF A DEFINITION.......................................................... 22 1.10 SUMMARY OF THE EXISTING RESEARCH........................................ 24 2. FACTORS AFFECTING SPIN-OFF PROCESSES........................................... 25 2.1 INTRODUCTION........................................................................................... 25 2.2 FACTORS FROM LITERATURE.............................................................. 26 2.2.1 Factors related to the business activity ................................................ 26 2.2.2 Factors related to Organisation and Governance.................................. 32 2.2.3 Relationship and Support Factors......................................................... 35 2.2.4 Transfer Factors.................................................................................... 41 2.2.5 Motivational Factors.............................................................................. 41 2.2.6 Factors from the Business Environment................................................ 2.3 NEW FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED...................................................... 2.3.1 Business-related Factors....................................................................... 2.3.2 Organisational and Governance Factors................................................ 42 45 45 46 2.3.3 Motivational Factors.............................................................................. 47 2.4 SUMMARY OVERVIEW........................................................................... 50 2.5 RESEARCH QUESTIONS............................................................................. 55 3. DEVELOPMENT OF AN EMPIRICAL MODEL............................................. 57 3.1 INTRODUCTION............................................................................................ 57 3.2 PRECEDING ANALYSES AND UNDERLYING MODELS........................ 58 3.2.1 Univariate Models: Event-Date Analysis............................................... 58 3.2.2 Multivariate Models............................................................................... 63 3.3 SUMMARY OF THE EMPIRICAL REVIEW................................................ 77 3.4 STEPS OF ANALYSIS TO INVESTIGATE THE RESEARCH QUESTIONS.......................................................................................................... 78 3.4.1 Analysis of the Process Factors.............................................................. 79 3.4.2 Analysis of the Success Factors............................................................. 80 3.4.3 Summary of the Steps of Analysis and their Relation to the Research Questions ........................................................................................................ 82 3.5 PRESENTATION OF THE MODELS INVOLVED IN THE ANALYSIS ... 83 3.6 DEGREE OF NOVELTY AND EXPECTED CONTRIBUTION TO SCIENCE................................................................................................................ 86 4. DEVELOPMENT OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE................................................ 87 4.1 INTRODUCTION............................................................................................ 87 4.2 BASIC CONSIDERATIONS FOR QUESTIONNAIRE DESIGN................. 87 4.2.1 Formulation of the Questions................................................................. 87 4.2.2 Order of the Questions........................................................................... 88 4.2.3 Layout of the Questionnaire................................................................... 89 4.2.4 Revision and Pre-test.............................................................................. 89 4.3 FORMULATION OF THE FACTORS IN THE QUESTIONNAIRE.......... 89 4.4 DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONALISATION OF THE SUCCESS DIMENSIONS........................................................................................................ 100 4.5 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE QUESTIONNAIRE AND THE SCALES FOR ANALYSIS.................................................................................................... 104 4.6 STRUCTURE AND DESIGN OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE....................... 106 4.7 SAMPLE SIZE AND COMPOSITION........................................................... 108 4.7.1 Sample Size............................................................................................ 108 4.7.2 Sample Composition.............................................................................. 109 5. ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS........................................................................... 115 5.1 INTRODUCTION............................................................................................ 115 5.2. DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS OF THE RESPONSES TO THE QUESTIONNAIRE.............................................................................................. 116 5.2.1 Responses by country........................................................................... 118 5.2.2 Responses by Sector............................................................................. 120 5.2.3 Main Characteristics of the Companies in the Sample......................... 125 5.3 "Bottom-up" Typologies.......................................................................... 126 5.3.1 A "Bottom-up" Typology for all Cases................................................ 126 5.3.2 A "Bottom-up" Typology for Spin-Offs and Parents........................... 127 5.3.3 Main Characteristics of Parents and Spin-Offs by Process Type........ 129 5.3.4 Differences between Parents and Spin-Offs by Process Types........... 132 5.4 MOTIVES FOR THE SPIN-OFF DECISION............................................... 133 5.5 ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SUCCESS DIMENSIONS............................. 134 5.5.1 Objective Success Dimensions............................................................. 135 5.5.2 Subjective Success Dimensions........................................................... 135 5.5.3 Summary of the Success Dimensions.................................................. 137 5.6. IMPORTANCE OF THE SINGLE FACTORS............................................ 138 5.6.1 Factors related to the Business Activity............................................... 138 5.6.2 Organisational and Governance Factors.............................................. 145 5.6.3 Relationship and Support Factors........................................................ 150 5.6.4 Transfer Factor..................................................................................... 158 5.6.5 Motivational Factors............................................................................. 159 5.6.6 Business Environment Factors............................................................. 162 5.7."TOP-DOWN" TYPOLOGIES...................................................................... 164 5.7.1 Typologies by the Role in the Spin-Off Process.................................. 164 5.7.2 Top-down Typology by Success Dimensions...................................... 168 5.8 SUMMARY OF THE RESULTS............................................................... 176 6. SYNTHESIS AND CONCLUSIONS............................................................... 183 6.1 INTRODUCTION......................................................................................... 183 6.2 CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE RESEARCH QUESTIONS........................ 183 6.2.1 Contributions of the Individual Factors............................................... 183 6.2.2 Influence of the Interplay of Factors.................................................... 193 6.2.3 Typologies of factors............................................................................ 196 6.2.4 Conclusions for Institutional Spin-Offs, Non Spin-Offs and Policymakers................................................................................................. 200 6.3 FUTURE RESEARCH NEEDS.................................................................... 203 ANNEX...................................................................................................................... 205 A.1 METHODS OF ANALYSIS AND THEIR EVALUATION....................... 205 A.2 CRITERIA FOR DATA GENERATION.................................................... 211 A.3 THE QUESTIONNAIRE........................................................................... 221 A.4 EXAMPLE RESULTS................................................................................. 230 INDEX........................................................................................................................ 247 REFERENCES........................................................................................................... 251 ABOUT THE AUTHOR......................................................................................... 257

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