Many new firms are created by founders with sophisticated technical skills. But founders’ focus of attention and responsibilities may change when the firm progresses along its life cycle. The objective of this paper is to investigate to what extent the involvement of founders in R&D activities changes over the life cycle of a firm and how such changes impact the success of that firm.
Haeussler, Carolin; Hennicke, Maria; and Mueller, Elisabeth
"FOUNDER INVOLVEMENT IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: IMPLICATIONS FOR FIRM SURVIVAL AND GROWTH (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 35
, Article 11.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol35/iss16/11