Biotechnology founders and employment systems of start-ups

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Title Biotechnology founders and employment systems of start-ups
Author Wilson, Marie; Ho, Marcus W. Y.
Journal Name International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management
Year Published 2007
Place of publication UK
Publisher Inderscience
Abstract Founders of high-technology companies build organisations that depend on specialised human capital. Their mental models of the organisation, including those for employment, influence the ongoing development of the firm. This study utilises cognitive mapping and in-depth case studies to link founders' mental models and emergent employment systems in the New Zealand biotechnology industry. Findings suggest that biotechnology founders emphasise a 'star' system in their mental models of employment, and are heavily influenced by scarcity of resources – particularly the difficulty of recruiting top scientists to biotechnology start-ups – as well as external stakeholders.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
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Volume 7
Issue Number 3
Page from 263
Page to 279
ISSN 1741-5292
Date Accessioned 2009-04-27
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Human Resources Management
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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