A study of all the entrepreneurial start-ups in the history of the semiconductor silicon industry has
identified technology strategy as a consistent
indicator of the eventual success of the firm. It is
proposed that technology strategy can be used as an
indicator of the likelihood of success of potential
businesses in the pre-initiation phase to assist
entrepreneurs in selection and rejection of possible
start-ups. Further, technology strategy can be used as
a criteria for selection of ventures, by investors,
early in the life of the business. This is supported
by the relative performance of a portfolio of firms
recommended by this approach versus a portfolio that
represents all firms in the industry. The implications
of these findings to firms in established and emerging
industries will be discussed.
About the speaker
Prof. Linton is an Assistant Professor at the Department
of Management of Polytechnic University (Brooklyn
Poly). His research examines questions at the
interface of technology, operations, and environmental
management. His work has appeared in various journals
including IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management,
INFOR, and Interfaces. He is the special editor of the
upcoming issue on Managing High Technology Research
Organizations in the Engineering Management Journal
and is a frequent writer on technology and
environmental management as it affects the electronics
He received the B.Sc. degree (Biology)
and B.E.Sc. degree (Materials Engineering) from the
University of Western Ontario and the M.B.A. and Ph.D.
(Management Science) from the Schulich School of
Business, York University. He is also a registered
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