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Spin-off. Theoretical Approach Overview

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  • Lavinia-Maria CERNESCU

    () (West University of Timisoara)

  • Luisa Izabel DUNGAN

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In a world facing unprecedented challenges, entrepreneurs must focus their attention towards new opportunities to improve their products and services for higher turnovers. Innovation is the key that solves this challenge. In the scholarly literature, innovation has a wide range of approaches to conceptualizing. Innovation is re-working of an old idea or the transferring and embedding of existing ideas in to a new setting. The focus of the paper is to underline the following concepts: innovation, research in universities, technological transfer, spin-offs, start-ups and the differences between the last two. In order to understand how companies can be more competitive, the main attention in this article is paid on the importance of innovation, in a context very close related with the universities. The main questions to be explored are: what is a spin-off and what is the role of innovation in economy, where do the routes with the university stop in the context of a society in a continuous change? Present paper tries to answer in an original manner aforesaid mandatory questions.

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  • Lavinia-Maria CERNESCU & Luisa Izabel DUNGAN, 2015. "Spin-off. Theoretical Approach Overview," International Conference on Economic Sciences and Business Administration, Spiru Haret University, vol. 2(1), pages 33-40, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:icb:wpaper:v:2:y:2015:i:1:33-40
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    Keywords

    research; spin-off; innovation; technological transfer; economy.;

    JEL classification:

    • O00 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - General - - - General
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D

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