Business Model Imitation and New Venture Performance

Item Type Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Abstract Research on competitive imitation has become increasingly important in strategic management. To date, imitative processes have been studied independently and within industries only. This paper builds arguments on the direct and interaction effects of two different forms of competitive imitation – intra- and extraindustry business model imitation breadth – on new venture performance. An analysis of 96 new ventures in the manufacturing industry in Switzerland shows that both forms of imitation have significant positive direct effects on new venture performance. Further, the findings support the interaction effect as they demonstrate that the direct effect of intraindustry imitation breadth is more important for new venture performance for ventures with a high level of extraindustry imitation breadth. The paper contributes not only to imitation literature, but also to the burgeoning literature of business model innovation
Authors Frankenberger, Karolin
Language English
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed No
Date 1 August 2014
Publisher Academy of Management (AOM)
Title of Book ACAD MANAGE PROC January 2014 (Meeting Abstract Supplement)
Event Title 74th Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM) 2014 "The Power of Words"
Event Location Philadelphia, PA
Event Dates 01-05.08.2014
Publisher DOI
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger
Date Deposited 07 Oct 2015 12:39
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:25


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Frankenberger, Karolin: Business Model Imitation and New Venture Performance. 2014. - 74th Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM) 2014 "The Power of Words". - Philadelphia, PA.

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