Competence of Top Management Teams and Success of New Technology-Based Firms

A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis Concerning Competencies of Entrepreneurial Teams and the Development of Their Ventures

  • Authors
  • Jan Brinckmann

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Which competencies do founders need in order to achieve new venture success?

In his book, Jan Brinckmann develops a comprehensive competence concept for new technology-based firms. It is grounded in competence-related literature combining insights from entrepreneurship and management research. The competence concept comprises three domains: general entrepreneurial competencies, social competencies, and functional competencies in technology, marketing, and financial management. A measurement model is developed to specify the contents of each sub-domain and to facilitate self-assessment of these competencies. In an empirical study, 212 executives of German NTBFs assessed their team’s competencies. This data is analyzed using structural equation modelling to identify the most relevant competencies for new venture success.


Entrepreneurship Gründerteams Gründungserfolg Junge Unternehmen Management NTBF Technologieunternehmen

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2008
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8350-0516-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8350-5503-2
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