The Company They Keep: Founders' Models for Organizing New Firms
Burton, M. Diane
[Excerpt] This chapter examines the employment models founders use as they begin to construct new firms. The empirical setting is a sample of emerging technology firms in Silicon Valley. This chapter focuses on two questions: (1) Why are new firms founded under different conceptual models? and (2) What are the factors that lead a founding team to espouse a particular employment model?
employment; high technology; firms; organizations
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