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Change of entrepreneurial agenda in a core competence context: exploring the transformation from technology focus to market focus
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
School of Management, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden.
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, ISSN 1742-5360, E-ISSN 1742-5379, Vol. 4, no 2, 148-167 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The newest small firms - the start-ups in general and the international new ventures (INV) in particular - face major difficulties from the beginning. Not only do they need to bring competitively unique products to a new, highly competitive market, but they also must be successful in convincing customers of their products' benefits. This ultimate small firm test is in fact very similar to the criteria that define the core competence concept. Still, core competence matters have historically been delimited to large, preferably diversified companies. In this paper, we apply core competence theory and entrepreneurship theories on a small firm's empirical context. We concentrate on technology focused INVs and on the change, or transformation, these start-ups must complete in order to adopt a more market-oriented focus. Without the transformation, we argue, the small firm will not be able to expand. The purpose of the paper is to explore parts of the processes changed during the transformation and to enhance our understanding of core competence applicability on small companies. We formulate propositions, empirically guided and theoretically anchored, that describe four different components that facilitate the small firm technology-to-market transformation. Copyright © 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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Olney: InderScience Publishers, 2012. Vol. 4, no 2, 148-167 p.
Keyword [en]
international new ventures, INV, international entrepreneurship, core competence, entrepreneurial competence, start-up, strategic change
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-21752DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2012.046528Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84857252410OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-21752DiVA: diva2:615732
Available from: 2013-04-11 Created: 2013-04-11 Last updated: 2017-04-13Bibliographically approved

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