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Success Factors of Corporate Spin-Offs : International Studies in Entrepreneurship - Alexander Tubke

Success Factors of Corporate Spin-Offs

International Studies in Entrepreneurship

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2003
ISBN: 9781402076787
Number Of Pages: 257

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Corporate Spin-Off processes are very interesting phenomena for management theory and practice. In theory, Corporate Spin-Offs are both a driver and a result of organisational change, offering the possibility to investigate an area where companies are genuinely sharing experience and best practice. In practice, Corporate Spin-Off processes are frequent and highly successful, but not as well-regarded as Merger and Acquisition strategies and less understood by the decision-makers.

Success Factors of Corporate Spin-Offs was designed to meet these demands by analysing the success factors of Corporate Spin-Offs, their relative contribution to the process and the role of the different actors involved. Based on an extensive literature review and a new Spin-Off typology, a broad range of success factors and success dimensions is proposed. Using a combination of multivariate models, the responses from 211 European companies to a questionnaire are analysed and typologies derived.

Preface
Abstract Executive
Summary
General Considerations On Spin-Offs
Introduction
Existing Definitions Of Corporate Spin-Offs
A General Typology Of Existing Definitions
A Survey Of Existing Research
A Proposal For Spin-Off Classification By Factors Of Competitiveness
Characteristics Of Corporate Spin-Offs
Effects Of Corporate Spin-Offs
A Conceptual Phase Model
Development Of A Definition
Summary Of The Existing Research
Factors Affecting Spin-Off Processes
Introduction
Factors from Literature
Factors related to the business activity
Factors related to Organisation and Governance
Relationship and Support Factors
Transfer Factors
Motivational Factors
Factors from the Business Environment
New Factors To Be Considered
Business-related Factors
Organisational and Governance Factors
Motivational Factors
Summary Overview
Research Questions
Development Of An Empirical Model
Introduction
Preceding Analyses And Underlying Models
Univariate Models: Event-Date Analysis
Multivariate Models
Summary Of The Empirical Review
Steps Of Analysis To Investigate The Research Questions
Analysis of the Process Factors
Analysis of the Success Factors
Summary of the Steps of Analysis and their Relation to the Research Questions
Presentation Of The Models Involved In The Analysis
Degree Of Novelty And Expected Contribution To Science
Development Of The Questionnaire
Introduction
Basic Considerations For Questionnaire Design
Formulation of the Questions
Order of the Questions
Layout of the Questionnaire
Revision and Pretest
Formulation Of The Factors In The Questionnaire
Development And Operationalisation Of The Success Dimensions
Relationship Between The Questionnaire And The Scales For Analysis
Structure And Design Of The Questionnaire
Sample Size And Composition
Sample Size
Sample Composition
Analysis Of The Results
Introduction
Descriptive Statistics Of The Responses To The Questionnaire
Responses by country
Responses by Sector
Main Characteristics of the Companies in the Sample
"Bottom up" Typologies
A "Bottom-up" Typology for all Cases
A "Bottom-up" Typology for Spin-Offs and Parents
Main Characteristics of Parents and Spin-Offs by Process Type
Differences between Parents and Spin-Offs by Process Types
Motives For The Spin-Off Decision
Establishment Of The Success Dimensions
Objective Success Dimensions
Subjective Success Dimensions
Summary of the Success Dimensions
Importance Of The Single Factors
Factors related to the Business Activity
Organisational and Governance Factors
Relationship and Support Factors
Transfer Factor
Motivational Factors
Business Environment Factors
"Top-Down" Typologies
Typologies by the Role in the Spin-Off Process
Top-Down Typology by Success Dimensions
Summary Of The Results
Synthesis And Conclusions
Introduction
Contributions To The Research Questions
Contributions of the Individual Factors
Influence of the Interplay of Factors
Typologies of factors
Conclusions for Institutional Spin-Offs, Non Spin-Offs and Policymakers
Future Research Needs
Annex
Methods Of Analysis And Their Evaluation
Criteria For Data Generation
The Questionnaire
Example Results
Index
References
About The Author
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ISBN: 9781402076787
ISBN-10: 1402076789
Series: International Studies in Entrepreneurship
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 257
Published: 31st December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.25