Spin-off Entrepreneurship at Noma. A Study of Noma's Organizational Values and the Influence on the Development of Competencies Required when Creating Successful Spin-offs

Laura Rannje

Student thesis: Master thesis


The thesis investigates if cultural values in one organization can support the development of competencies, which support the generation of successful spin-offs. The context of the study is the industry of gastronomy based on the case: Noma. The methodological approach of the research takes its stand in the realist philosophical perspective and the data for the research will be collected from a range of interviews with Noma alumni, based on an interview guide from a theoretical perspecive. The purpose of the research is to identify patterns in the empirical data and shape knowledge that can serve to explain the research area. Finally, the thesis provides a discussion of the most important findings stating, whether the findings confirm, extend, or contradict the literature. The study found that certain cultural values at Noma develop competencies, which have supported Noma employees in generating successful spin-offs. The research further provides suggestions for future research in the field.

EducationsMSocSc in Organisational Innovation and Entrepreneurship , (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
Publication date2019
Number of pages78