Does interdisciplinarity lead to higher employment growth of academic spinoffs?


Müller, Bettina


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/2635
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-26358
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2009
Publication language: German
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: M13 L25 C12 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Deutschland , Unternehmensgründung , Forschungskooperation , Betriebsaufspaltung , Unternehmer , Interdisziplinäre Forschung , Beschäftigungswirkung
Keywords (English): human capital , entrepreneurship , academic spinoffs , employment growth
Abstract: Does heterogeneity in the educational backgrounds of the founders matter for firm success? Are team foundations more successful than single entrepreneurs? These questions are analysed using data on academic spinoffs in Germany. Firm success is measured by employment growth. I find that team foundations have higher employment growth than single entrepreneurs. Team foundations of engineers perform better when they have a business scientist in the team. However, different subjects per se and heterogeneity in the academic origins of the founders do not play a significant role for the employment growth of academic spinoffs.
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