Popular data analytics methods such as text analysis and social network analysis enable large scale and more objective measurements as well as new research questions in management research. This study worked on the question of how new venture teams’ composition (domain experience and social familiarity) relate to venture performance depending on the degree of venture novelty. For this, topic modeling on movie descriptions to measure domain experience and novelty, and prior social connections to derive a social familiarity measure, were used.
About the Speaker
Alexander Kock is professor of technology and innovation management at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. His research interests include organizational issues of innovation and project management, especially the management of innovation portfolios, highly innovative projects, the front end of innovation, and open innovation.