This study investigates how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) engage in business development through innovative corporate venturing (CV) activities on a sample of Danish SMEs.
Traditionally, innovative business development through CV activities has been connected to firms’ purposeful and pre-planned attempts to leverage entrepreneurial opportunities (Ireland, Covin and Kuratko, 2009). Furthermore, especially large firms have been the point of departure in this tradition (Burgelman, 1983; Guth and Ginsberg, 1990; Hornsby, Naffziger, Kuratko and Montagno, 1993): A focus which might have been caused by the CV literature’s close link to the strategy field. An explanation to why the extant CV literature is somewhat normative.
Evald, Majbritt Rostgaard and Senderovitz, Martin
"CORPORATE VENTURING IN SMES: PLANNED OR IMPROVISED ACTIVITIES? (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 31
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol31/iss17/10