When is a spinoff the best way to pursue a radical innovation? Insights from Shell technology ventures
Perrons, Robert K. (2011) When is a spinoff the best way to pursue a radical innovation? Insights from Shell technology ventures. In 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: The Future of Work and Organisations, 7 – 9 December, Wellington, New Zealand.
Administrators only | Request a copy from author
The technology and innovation management literature offers somewhat conflicting evidence with regards to the formation of spinoff companies for radically new technologies. Sometimes spinoffs seem to be a very effective strategy—but not always. An obvious question emerges: under what conditions is a spinoff the best way to pursue a radical technology? This paper sheds light on this question by presenting case study evidence from spinoff firms within the Shell Technology Ventures portfolio. The data point to industry clockspeed as a potentially important variable in the decision to create a spinoff or not.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Discontinuous Innovation, , Emerging Technologies|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 (please consult the author).|
|Deposited On:||23 Jan 2012 23:41|
|Last Modified:||16 Mar 2012 05:05|
Repository Staff Only: item control page