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Adm. Sci. 2017, 7(1), 1;

Determinants of Academic Startups’ Orientation toward International Business Expansion

Faculty of Economics, Musashi University, 1-26-1 Toyotama-kami, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 176-8534, Japan
Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, 2-1 Naka, Kunitachi, Tokyo 186-8601, Japan
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Academic Editor: Fernando Muñoz-Bullón
Received: 24 July 2016 / Revised: 12 December 2016 / Accepted: 14 December 2016 / Published: 22 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
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This study explores the determinants of academic startups’ orientation toward international business expansion, focusing on their technological capabilities, availability of public support, the regional characteristics of their locations, and the research standards of their parent universities. Using unique survey data on 448 academic startups in Japan and by estimating an ordered logit model, we find that academic startups are strongly oriented toward expanding their businesses internationally if they have strong technological capabilities, receive public support, are established in regions with a high ratio of exporting small firms, or are affiliated with a parent university with an excellent research reputation. View Full-Text
Keywords: academic startups; international business expansion; public support academic startups; international business expansion; public support

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