Although start-ups’ survival has been widely investigated, only few studies have focussed on the impact of the combined effect of firms’ internal resources. Drawing upon the resource-based view (RBV), we selected four internal resources influencing start-ups’ survival (R&D activity, advertising activity, export activity, and human capital) and we applied the fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) to examine which interactions among the said internal resources affect start-ups’ survival. We used a unique dataset of 38 start-ups accelerated in Italy in 2013. Our findings suggest that, among the various combinations of internal resources considered, the interaction between export activity and human capital is the only one that affects start-ups’ survival. On one hand, the interaction between these two resources amplifies the effect of the learning by exporting on start-ups’ survival. On the other hand, export activity provides the knowledge necessary to exploit the potential of qualified human capital.

Del Sarto, N., Di Minin, A., Ferrigno, G., Piccaluga, A., Born global and well educated: start-up survival through fuzzy set analysis, <<SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS>>, 2019; 56 (4): 1405-1423. [doi:10.1007/s11187-019-00238-6] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/190249]

Born global and well educated: start-up survival through fuzzy set analysis

Di Minin, A.;Ferrigno, G.;
2019

Abstract

Although start-ups’ survival has been widely investigated, only few studies have focussed on the impact of the combined effect of firms’ internal resources. Drawing upon the resource-based view (RBV), we selected four internal resources influencing start-ups’ survival (R&D activity, advertising activity, export activity, and human capital) and we applied the fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) to examine which interactions among the said internal resources affect start-ups’ survival. We used a unique dataset of 38 start-ups accelerated in Italy in 2013. Our findings suggest that, among the various combinations of internal resources considered, the interaction between export activity and human capital is the only one that affects start-ups’ survival. On one hand, the interaction between these two resources amplifies the effect of the learning by exporting on start-ups’ survival. On the other hand, export activity provides the knowledge necessary to exploit the potential of qualified human capital.
2019
Inglese
Del Sarto, N., Di Minin, A., Ferrigno, G., Piccaluga, A., Born global and well educated: start-up survival through fuzzy set analysis, <<SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS>>, 2019; 56 (4): 1405-1423. [doi:10.1007/s11187-019-00238-6] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/190249]
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