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  • The role of business centres in firms’ networking capabilities and performance Nov 30, 2011 09:35 AM

    Researchers André Spithoven and Mirjam Knockaert, the latter engaged at SFE as Adjunct associate professor, have found that firms that has residence in business centres exhibit greater networking capabilities than non-residents. This is, however, most likely due to a selection mechanism, attracting those firms with greater network capabilities, instead of a production mechanism. The business centre residents does not otherwise outperform the non-residents in a short time perspective.

    The article was published in Science and Public Policy, August 2011.

  • Task conflict leads to reduced confidence in partner cooperation Feb 24, 2011 01:20 PM

    Whereas past research finds that VCs view task conflict favorably, the current study finds that entrepreneurs do not, which leads to reduced confidence in partner cooperation.

  • Building absorptive capacity to organise inbound open innovation in traditional industries Feb 24, 2011 01:20 PM

    Small and medium sized enterprizes (SMEs) and firms in traditional industries might need assistance in building absorptive capacity to internalise external knowledge. This paper focuses on the role of collective research centres in building absorptive capacity at the inter-organisational level.

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