Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/25618
Authors: 
Cantner, Uwe
Goethner, Maximilian
Meder, Andreas
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Jena economic research papers 2007,052
Abstract: 
This paper is concerned with the relationship between innovative success of entrepreneurs and their prior knowledge at the stage of firm formation. We distinguish between different kinds of experience an entrepreneur can possess and find evidence that the innovative success subsequent to firm formation is enhanced by entrepreneur’s prior technological knowledge but not by prior market and organizational knowledge. Moreover we find that prior technological knowledge gathered through embeddedness within a research community has an additionally positive influence on post start-up innovative success. This is a first hint towards the importance of collective innovation activities.
Subjects: 
Entrepreneurship
Networks
Prior knowledge
JEL: 
L25
O31
Z13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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