Management Insights, a regular feature of the journal, is a digest of important research in business, management, operations research, and management science. It appears in every issue of the monthly journal.
“Size Really Matters – New Insights for Start-Ups’ Survival” is by Ornit Raz and Peter A. Gloor of MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
The authors found that firms whose managers have more social relationships with peers at other software start-ups have a better chance of surviving external shocks, such as the burst of the dot-com bubble earlier in the decade. This result suggests that cultivation of strong and relevant social networks among a firm’s managers can be an important determinant of the success of a startup venture.
The research is based on a multi-year study of 100 software start-ups in Israel. Original data was collected from start-ups during the dot-com economic growth. Eight years later, the authors examined new information about the ability to survive the bubble’s burst.
The findings suggest that small-firm survivors talk not among themselves but prefer to talk to larger firms. In addition, larger non-survivors talk too much among themselves. The authors observed grouping by communication networks into a group of larger survivors and larger non-survivors. They determined that informal grouping in a “club of winners” and a “club of losers” is done well before the winners and the losers are known. These results may lend themselves to predict future winners.
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The Insights in the current issue are:
· Modularity and the Impact of Buyer–Supplier Relationships on the Survival of Suppliers by Glenn Hoetker, Anand Swaminathan, Will Mitchell
· Strategic Technology Choice and Capacity Investment Under Demand Uncertainty by Manu Goyal, Serguei Netessine
· Strategic ITInvestments: The Impact of Switching Cost and Declining ITCost by Didem Dermirhan, Varghese S. Jacob, Srinivasan Raghunathan
· Asymmetric Consumer Learning and Inventory Competition by Vishal Gaur, Young-Hoon Park
· Outsourcing via Service Quality Competition by Saif Benjaafar, Ehsan Elahi, Karen L. Donohue
· Testing a Life-Cycle Theory of Cooperative Interorganizational Relationships: Movement Across Stages and Performance by Sandy D. Jap, Erin Anderson
· Dynamic Assortment with Demand Learning for Seasonal Consumer Goods by Felipe Caro, Jérémie Gallien
· Coordinated Replenishment Strategies in Inventory/Distribution Systems by Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz, Kamran Moinzadeh,Yong-Pin Zhou
· Bias and Variance Approximation in Value Function Estimates by Shie Mannor, Duncan Simester, Peng Sun, John N. Tsitsiklis
· An Extreme Value Approach to Estimating Interest–Rate Volatility: Pricing Implications for Interest-Rate Options by Turan G. Bali
· Capturing Flexible, Heterogeneous Utility Curves:A Bayesian Spline Approach by Jin Gyo Kim, Ulrich Menzefricke, Fred M. Feinberg
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