Entrepreneurial Support Systems in the Digital Era: A Taxonomy of Digital Company Builders

Creators: Mittermeier, Ferdinand and Hund, Axel and Beimborn, Daniel
Title: Entrepreneurial Support Systems in the Digital Era: A Taxonomy of Digital Company Builders
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Event Title: (Proceedings of the) 28th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
Event Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Event Dates: August, 10-14, 2022
Projects: CROSS
Date: 2022
Divisions: Informationsmanagement
Abstract (ENG): New venture creation is at the core of entrepreneurship and regarded as the source of innovations and new employment. However, despite the potential that digitization bears for innovation and entrepreneurship, the failure rate of start-ups is still very high. In this context, digital company builders (DCBs) are becoming increasingly important as a new form of entrepreneurial support. Based on a multiple case study with ten DCBs we iteratively developed a taxonomy consisting of 13 dimensions, which describe how such organizations provide what kind of support to whom. Based on this taxonomy, we further grouped the cases into four main types of digital company building. These results may provide researchers a tool to systematically compare different entrepreneurial support systems, help both entrepreneurs and incumbents decide which support system is best suited to their individual needs, and furthermore be useful to the owners of DCBs themselves in their strategic positioning.
Forthcoming: Yes
Language: English
Citation:

Mittermeier, Ferdinand and Hund, Axel and Beimborn, Daniel (2022) Entrepreneurial Support Systems in the Digital Era: A Taxonomy of Digital Company Builders. In: (Proceedings of the) 28th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), August, 10-14, 2022, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

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