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Hostile Parent Firms and Child Firm Performance

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  • Walter, Sascha
  • Heinrichs, Simon
  • Walter, Achim
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    We investigated how and when parent hostility (degree to which a parent firm disapproves the spawning of an own spin-out) affects spin-out performance and how spin-outs can effectively react to it. Analyses of 144 technology spin-outs support our arguments that spin-outs suffer from hostility. Hostility consequences are, however, less severe if market turbulence is high or if the spin-out pursues effective network development. --

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    Paper provided by ZBW - German National Library of Economics in its series EconStor Preprints with number 68592.

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    Date of creation: 2013
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