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The Governance Of Knowledge In Academic Spin-offs

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This paper is to study the evolution of organizational knowledge within Academic Spin-Off (ASO) firms throughout their life cycle. The exploitation of tacit and indivisible new knowledge developed in the context of academic institutions entails agency problems of different nature; one way to address such challenges is the creation of new business firms by the inventors. At the same time to remain viable and competitive the firm will need to either possess or develop a complex mix of tangible and intangible resources.

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