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The role of intellectual capital in the success of new ventures

  • Esther HormigaEmail author
  • Rosa M. Batista-Canino
  • Agustín Sánchez-Medina
Article

Abstract

Identifying the factors that contribute to the success of new ventures is a difficult and challenging task. In that respect, this paper proposes an analysis of the intellectual capital within new business ventures. Based on the study of a sample of 130 new companies, for the purpose of this work we have analysed the influence of the proposed intangible assets on the success of newly-created organizations, acknowledging the key role of the human and relational capital in the first few years of the life of the business.

Keywords

New ventures Intellectual capital Success Intangible assets 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Esther Hormiga
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rosa M. Batista-Canino
    • 2
  • Agustín Sánchez-Medina
    • 2
  1. 1.Economics and Business Organization Department, Facultat d’Economia i EmpresaUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Economics and Business Organization DepartmentFacultad de CCEE y Empresariales, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran CanariaLas PalmasSpain

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