Print Email Facebook Twitter Strategy and Focus of the Firms: A study of their relationship in networks Title Strategy and Focus of the Firms: A study of their relationship in networks Author Méndez Cabello, J. Contributor Scholten, V. (mentor) Trott, P. (mentor) Van Geenhuizen, M. (mentor) Faculty Technology, Policy and Management Department Innovation Systems Programme Management of Technology Date 2009-11-18 Abstract This research analyzes whether there is a relationship between the strategy (entrepreneurial and market orientation) and the focus of the firms (explorative and exploitative) that determines the way in which spin-offs use their networks. The study includes data from 72 young-technology-based spin-offs within The Netherlands. The results show that explorative and entrepreneurial oriented spin-offs seem to obtain all kind of information from business contacts, while exploitative and entrepreneurial oriented firms obtain the information through social contacts. On the other hand, explorative and market oriented spin-offs seem to discuss topics regarding the spin-off's context. Thus, it seems that networks are used in a different way by spin-offs. However, more research in this area is needed. Subject strategynetworkexplorationexploitation To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:d1db92d6-4c57-4002-933b-75bbac2e1a35 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2009 Méndez Cabello, J.