Decomposing the Role of Individual- and Firm-level Capabilities for Scientifically-based Innovation Commercialization

Anna Scedrova, Robert Edward Morgan, Luigi M. De Luca

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In this study, we decompose the effects of T-shaped and A-shaped skills on process-related and business-related outcomes. We build on human capital, team composition and knowledge integration streams of literature to study different combinations of intrapersonal and interpersonal T-shaped and A-shaped skills within science-focused entrepreneurial teams of two people. We examine multi-source, secondary data on 153 U.S. Government-funded researchintensive ventures and find that combinations of intrapersonal and interpersonal T-shaped and Ashaped skills have differential effects on research performance and commercial performance. The results suggest that interpersonal integration of T-shaped and A-shaped skills produces more superior outcomes than intrapersonal integration.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventDRUID19 Conference - Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Duration: 19 Jun 201921 Jun 2019
Conference number: 41


ConferenceDRUID19 Conference
LocationCopenhagen Business School
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  • Human capital theory
  • Knowledge integration
  • Science-based ventures
  • Entrepreneurial team composition
  • R&D performance
  • Commercial performance

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