The Business Expansion Process of Applied Research Center (ARC): Entrepreneurship, Interpreneurship, and Intrapreneurship
José Luis González (Universidad de Deusto, Spain), Edurne Loyarte (Vicomtech, Spain) and Iñaki Peña (Universidad de Deusto, Spain)
Copyright: © 2008
The purpose of this chapter is to describe a real story where key subjects related to a business expansion process of a young IT-based applied research center (ARC) are discussed. More specifically, key theoretical notions will be examined linked to the day-to-day events occurred in ARC. This IT-based organization traced an original expansion trajectory based on the creation of two spin-offs during its infancy period. This chapter highlights general concerns associated with knowledge management and the capacity of innovation which emerged during the business expansion process. For purposes of this study, these concerns can be classified in three main theoretical areas: Entrepreneurship, Interpreneurship and Intrapreneurship.