The performance implications of supplier portfolio reconfiguration

Y.K. Cuypers, Xavier Martin

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Abstract

The increasing importance of knowledge for the development of firms and territories has enhanced the interest in knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS). Drawing on the intrinsic features of KIBS (a strong knowledge base and an extended network of partners and clients), this paper aims to contribute to the literature on entrepreneurship by examining the extent to which entrepreneurs' human and social capital support their KIBS firms' performance at different stages of their organizational life-cycle. Based on a sample of Italian KIBS companies, human capital was found to affect a firm's performance during its early development, whereas social capital took the fore during its expansion. We discuss the implications for research on entrepreneurship and KIBS development policies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012
PublisherAcademy of Management
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Knowledge-intensive business services
Reconfiguration
Suppliers
Entrepreneurship
Firm performance
Social capital
Entrepreneurs
Human and social capital
Intrinsic
Knowledge base
Service firms
Life cycle
Human capital
Development policy
Service development

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Cuypers, Y. K., & Martin, X. (2012). The performance implications of supplier portfolio reconfiguration. In Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012 Academy of Management.
Cuypers, Y.K. ; Martin, Xavier. / The performance implications of supplier portfolio reconfiguration. Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012. Academy of Management, 2012.
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