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The rise and fall of technology companies: The evolutional phase model of ST-Ericsson's dissolution

Amankwah-Amoah, J., Durugbo, C. (2015) The rise and fall of technology companies: The evolutional phase model of ST-Ericsson's dissolution. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 102 . pp. 21-33. ISSN 0040-1625. (doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2015.04.005) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:57743)

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Abstract

Although joint venture dissolution among technology firms has been recognised as a common feature of both the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, our understanding of the complex processes involved remains limited. This study advances entrepreneurship research on joint ventures by examining the dissolution process and factors that accelerate or hinder the process over time. Our study develops a unified sequential model that elucidates the complexities, processes and factors that lead to dissolution. We illustrate our theoretical analysis using the contemporary case of ST-Ericsson's (2009-2013) dissolution. Our study uncovered three distinct stages in the disbandment process. These stages provide insights on declaration of intent, forming of the dissolution team, distribution of assets and liabilities, and the aftermath. Our study highlights how an entrepreneurial venture so well-conceived can eventually dissolve after few years in operations. We outline the practical implications of the findings and contributions to entrepreneurship and technology foresight. © 2015 Elsevier Inc.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.techfore.2015.04.005
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Technol. Forecast. Soc. Change [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Bristol University, School of Economics, Finance and Management, 8 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol, England, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - University of Liverpool Management School, University of Liverpool, Chatham Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints] M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Dissolution, Evolutional phase, Joint ventures, Technology companies, Mergers and acquisitions, Common features, Complex Processes, Dissolution process, Evolutional phase, Joint ventures, Sequential model, Technology companies, Technology foresight, Dissolution, entrepreneur, future prospect, industrial technology, joint venture, modeling, theoretical study
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 11:09 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 15:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57743 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Amankwah-Amoah, J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-5831
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