Organizational resources and survival of startups firms – a qualitative analysis in the Peruvian context

Jubalt Alvarez-Salazar

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to use a combination of resource-based theory and dynamic capabilities theory to explore the phenomenon of startup survival in an emerging entrepreneurial ecosystem. Design/methodology/approach: The study has a phenomenological research design, with an exploratory scope and qualitative approach. It uses in-depth interviews to identify the perceptions of ecosystem agents about the phenomenon of survival. Findings: This paper argues that startup survival should be studied as a construct that is reflected by four conditions: break-even point, accelerated growth, cash stock and continuous operation. Furthermore, it is formed by the interaction of five mainly interacting resources: human capital, social capital, entrepreneurial capital, organizational capital and the incubation process. Originality/value: The study offers a holistic model of survival that could be applicable to incipient entrepreneurial ecosystems such as the Peruvian one. This model presents survival as a reflexive-formative construct and not as a dichotomic variable (enterprise operating/enterprise closed) as has been commonly considered in the literature.
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)59-87
Número de páginas29
PublicaciónAcademia Revista Latinoamericana de Administracion
EstadoPublicada - 29 mar. 2021

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