Abstract

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.

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