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New technology-based firms in Britain and Germany. Proceedings of the Workshop

: Fraunhofer-Institut für Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung -ISI-, Karlsruhe; Anglo-German Foundation for the Study of Industrial Society, London

London, 1988, 186 pp.
Bericht - Fraunhofer-Institut für Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung, ISI-B-13-88
Workshop on New Technology-Based Firms in Britain and Germany <1988, Cambridge>
Conference Proceedings
Fraunhofer ISI ()
development; founder; Germany; Great Britain; life-cycle; new technology based firm; NTBF; research institute; start-up; university

Significant increases in the number of new technology-based firms in Britain and Germany have taken place over the last ten years. This sequel to an earlier Anglo-German project reviews recent development in NTBFs and examines key issues affecting their feature growth. Based on a conference in Cambridge, the study was jointly organized by Segal Quince Wickstead, Cambridge and the Institut für Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Karlsruhe. Special issues are: - characteristics of NTBF founders and foundation processes - strategies for successful start-up and development - The organizational life cycle - The role of universities and research institutes in the development of NTBFs and the NTBF sector - The role of consultancy services and of large firms in NTBF development - Financing, the start-up and growth of NTBFs in both countries - The regional distribution of NTBFs in Britain and the role of a public development agency in promoting NTBFs at the re gional level - The pilot scheme for the promotion of NTBFs in Germany. (ISI)