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External knowledge sourcing from startups: An analysis of the pre-collaboration phase

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External knowledge sourcing from startups: An analysis of the pre-collaboration phase (Volume 133) (English shop)

Franz Simon (Author)


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ISBN-13 (Hard Copy) 9783736998704
ISBN-13 (eBook) 9783736988705
Language English
Page Number 144
Lamination of Cover matt
Edition 1.
Book Series Audi Dissertationsreihe
Volume 133
Publication Place Göttingen
Publication Date 2018-09-25
General Categorization Dissertation
Departments Business economics
Keywords external knowledge sourcing, open innovation, corporate entrepreneurship, corporate-startup relationships, asymmetric partnerships, supplier integration, idea quality, fuzzy front end, search strategies, radical innovation capability, organizational learning, strategic sourcing, innovation, startups, corporations

As digitalization has caused major changes within various traditional industries, firms are forced to explore new technological paths and access knowledge beyond their boundaries. This dissertation focuses on knowledge provided by startups. Besides introducing search approaches and successful search strategies to identify startups, this work also provides insights into how corporations may become attractive partners for startups. In addition, the quality of startup ideas is compared with ideas originating from established suppliers. Finally, this dissertation examines the implications of engaging with startups.