Founders' competentes and start-up performance: an empirical analysis
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Pinelli, M., Cappa, F., Franco, S., & Peruffo, E. (2018). Founders’ competentes and start-up performance: an empirical analysis. Piccola Impresa Small Business, (1).
Received 2017-09-22
Accepted 2018-05-25
Published 2018-09-20


Start-up highly stimulate employment and financial resources, that play a key role for firm’s success, are allocated depending on expected performance. Several studies focus the attention of the relationship between the contingency factors and firm’s performance. However, there is still a lack of studies regarding the link between firm’s expected performance and founder’s features. This research aiming at fill this gap by empirically analyse a sample of 1690 start-up. Findings show that at firm’s early life cycle, founders’ skills have a significant and positive effect on expected performance and on firm’s ability to get funds.
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