Human Resource Management Systems in New Business Creation

An Exploratory Study

  • Theo Fowinkel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 173-182

About this book


Innovation represents a source of growth and profitability for firms in today's globalizing competitive environment. In particular, radical innovations are gaining in importance for large established companies as they can be considered a source of organizational rejuvenation. Some large companies organize for radical innovations by establishing dedicated organizational structures. The present study provides a common basis for these activities drawing upon research in the field of radical innovation management and corporate entrepreneurship, which are integrated in a new definitional framework of “New Business Creation” (NBC). In six in-depth case studies and a cross-case analysis, Theo Fowinkel explores the management of human resources in NBC as the commitment, enthusiasm, and self-motivation of employees significantly affects the development of radical innovation.


  • NBC case studies
  • HRM systems in an NBC context (cross-case analysis)

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students of business administration, innovation management, human research management
  • Manager, innovation manager, human research manager

The Author

Theo Fowinkel studied mechanical engineering and business administration at the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin) and holds a Diplôme de Grande École through a dual degree program from ESCP Europe (Paris). He worked in the field of mergers & acquisitions in Frankfurt and as a strategy consultant in Berlin.


Competency framework Corporate entrepreneurship Corporate venturing Innovator roles Radical innovation

Authors and affiliations

  • Theo Fowinkel
    • 1
  1. 1.TU BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-05981-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-05982-8
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