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Corporate startups: a systematic literature review on governance and autonomy

  • Many incumbents observe the startup world in jealousy of their agility and innovational performance. An increasing number of initiatives aim to mimic startup-like procedures in order to increase the incumbents’ innovational output. Structural models like accelerators, spinoffs, incubators, or corporate venture capitals aim to achieve that goal by implementing different governance setups. However, the success of such initiatives often remains unclear. While there is broad research on such topics, a clear empirical view on governance mechanisms for entrepreneurial structures in incumbents is missing. This paper outlines how to build a governance model based on empirically validated mechanisms and their relationship to corporate startup autonomy. This is achieved by following the systematic literature review approach by Webster and Watson combined with qualitative data analysis techniques. The results describe relevant gaps in current research and identify promising pathways for future research.

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Author of HS ReutlingenRossmann, Alexander
Editor of HS ReutlingenMünch, Jürgen
Erschienen in:Software business : 14th International Conference, ICSOB 2023, Lahti, Finland, November 27–29, 2023, proceedings. - (Lecture notes in business information processing ; 500)
Place of publication:Cham
Editor:Sami Hyrynsalmi, Jürgen MünchORCiD, Kari Smolander, Jorge Melegati
Document Type:Conference proceeding
Publication year:2024
Tag:autonomy; corporate entrepreneurship; corporate startup; governance
Page Number:16
First Page:283
Last Page:298
PPN:Im Katalog der Hochschule Reutlingen ansehen
DDC classes:004 Informatik
Open access?:Ja
Licence (German):License Logo  Creative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International