Simunaniemi, Anna-Mari; Saarela, Martti; Muhos, Matti (2020) Management priorities of technology-based growth ventures in two Finnish high-tech business contexts. International Journal of Value Chain Management, 11(1): 1 - 23. https://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJVCM.2020.105473
Management priorities of technology-based growth ventures in two Finnish high-tech business contexts
|Author:||Simunaniemi, Anna-Mari1; Saarela, Martti1; Muhos, Matti1|
1Micro-entrepreneurship Center of Excellence MicroENTRE, Kerttu Saalasti Institute, University of Oulu, Pajatie 5, 85500 Nivala, Finland
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202003188528
|Publish Date:|| 2021-02-26
There is a need for new knowledge about growth in technology-based growth ventures in order to strengthen business development within this context. This retrospective multiple-case study clarifies the context-specific viewpoints related to the early stages of technology-intensive companies in two cities in Finland. The research question is: What are the management priorities of technology-intensive growth ventures in Finnish high-tech contexts? Using the sequential incident technique and semi-structured interviews, the managers of ten companies were asked to describe their business growth. The study tests the applicability of a literature-based framework for the early stages of growth in technology companies and analyses context-specific viewpoints. By taking account of the context, the study provides new insights into the growth and management of technology-intensive companies as well as into the special characteristics of different high-tech contexts. Moreover, the results provide evidence of the applicability of the framework in the selected contexts.
International journal of value chain management
|Pages:||1 - 23|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
512 Business and management
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