The elixir (or burden) of youth? Exploring differences in innovation between start-ups and established firms

Paola Criscuolo, Nicos Nicolaou, Ammon Salter

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Abstract

Despite the widely acknowledged role of start-ups in economic development, we still know little about their innovative activities compared with those of established firms. Drawing upon a large sample of UK firms, this paper uses a matching estimator approach to explore the disparity between start-ups and established firms in terms of their innovative performance. The paper demonstrates that start-ups do differ significantly from established firms in their innovation activities. We find that being a new firm increases the likelihood of innovating in terms of new products and organizational arrangements, whereas start-ups are no more likely than established firms to introduce new processes. We explore the implications of these findings for theory and future research.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008 - Anaheim, CA, USA United States
Duration: 8 Aug 200813 Aug 2008

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Conference68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008
CountryUSA United States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period8/08/0813/08/08

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Start-ups
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Keywords

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Start-ups

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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Criscuolo, P., Nicolaou, N., & Salter, A. (2008). The elixir (or burden) of youth? Exploring differences in innovation between start-ups and established firms. Paper presented at 68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008, Anaheim, CA, USA United States.

The elixir (or burden) of youth? Exploring differences in innovation between start-ups and established firms. / Criscuolo, Paola; Nicolaou, Nicos; Salter, Ammon.

2008. Paper presented at 68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008, Anaheim, CA, USA United States.

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Criscuolo, P, Nicolaou, N & Salter, A 2008, 'The elixir (or burden) of youth? Exploring differences in innovation between start-ups and established firms' Paper presented at 68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008, Anaheim, CA, USA United States, 8/08/08 - 13/08/08, .
Criscuolo P, Nicolaou N, Salter A. The elixir (or burden) of youth? Exploring differences in innovation between start-ups and established firms. 2008. Paper presented at 68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008, Anaheim, CA, USA United States.
Criscuolo, Paola ; Nicolaou, Nicos ; Salter, Ammon. / The elixir (or burden) of youth? Exploring differences in innovation between start-ups and established firms. Paper presented at 68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008, Anaheim, CA, USA United States.
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