This article adopts a resource based view of university spin-offs and uses evidence from the Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS) to explore the resource stocks and innovation activities. Three questions are explored. The first question is whether internal firm R&D activity or patent stocks increase the likelihood that collaboration with universities provides a reason for the firm competitive advantage. The second question is whether cooperative resource stocks from collaborations with other companies or government laboratories increase the likelihood that collaboration with universities provides a reason for firm competitive advantage. The third question focuses on firm size and asks whether firm size plays a role in whether firms obtain a competitive advantage from university collaborations. And if they do, is the reported strength of the competitive advantage considered to be major or minor.
Simmons, Sharon A.
"RESOURCE BASED VIEW OF FIRM COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES FROM TEAMING UP WITH UNIVERSITIES (INTERACTIVE PAPER),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 32
, Article 25.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol32/iss12/25