Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

1-2007

Abstract

In this study we explain the puzzle of insular domains: insular domains are niches where new innovation is built on the knowledge within the domain. Given the nature of knowledge needed for new innovation in an insular domain the puzzle is why do new firms enter these niches? In a longitudinal sample of 128 biotechnology start-ups founded from 1980 to 1999 we explain why start-ups enter insular domains and how the start-ups develop technology capabilities.

Discipline

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Strategic Management Policy | Technology and Innovation

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2007: Proceedings of the 27th Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference

Volume

27

First Page

1

Last Page

15

ISBN

9780910897280

Publisher

Babson College

City or Country

Babson Park, MA

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol27/iss4/1/