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The role of digressive learning and uniqueness on performance : longitudinal evidence from young firms

Pesamaa, Ossi, Salunke, Sandeep, & Davidsson, Per (2011) The role of digressive learning and uniqueness on performance : longitudinal evidence from young firms. In Maritz, Alex (Ed.) Proceedings of the 8th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Vic.

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Abstract

The ability to differentiate from competitors through the selection of unique offerings is an important cornerstone of competitive performance. Developing unique products and services to offer in the marketplace is not only important for established firms, but also an important strategic choice for young firms (Baum and Haveman, 1997). Unlike large and established firms, young firms tend to have less access to adequate resources, well-developed sources of information, contact networks, and considerable experience and management know-how. That is, these firms differ significantly in their attributes and performance from larger and well-established firms (c.f. Miller and Chen, 1994). Although young firms are disadvantaged by the paucity of resources in putting together its unique product offering(s), they develop different pathways in advancing their assortment of capabilities that enables them to stay ahead of competitors.

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ID Code: 41689
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Draft prepared for presentation at: 8th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, 1-4 February 2011, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Keywords: Digressive Learning, Uniqueness , Performance, Longitudinal , Young Firms
ISBN: 9780980332872
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 17 May 2011 08:38
Last Modified: 21 May 2011 22:33

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