Data for “Processes in interorganizational relationships to develop absorptive capacity in startups” published by RAC - Revista de Administração Contemporânea
Description of this data
This research aims to provide an understanding of how absorptive capacity occurs in startups, which maintains interorganizational relationships with large companies. The research used a qualitative multiple case study design and the investigation of seven startups constituted the study corpus. The data were analyzed using statistical analysis, content analysis, and business process analysis. In the study, the software Iramuteq (Interface of R pour les Analyzes Multidimensionnelles de Textes et de Questionnaires) was used as a tool to aid the qualitative analysis of textual data. In a complementary way, the SPSS Statistics 17 software was used to treat the survey data.
Experiment data files
Case study protocol
First stage of the study
The first stage of the study involved an exploratory survey via the internet by large companies that invest in corporate-startup acceleration programs and, later, by startups inserted in these corporate acceleration programs. This last search resulted in 175 startups, however, 160 had the data available on the internet, for the collection of information. The startups were distributed in five acceleration programs promoted by large companies.
Second stage of the study
The second stage of the study involved a survey using an online questionnaire with the 160 startups, to show startups that indicated a reasonable degree of absorption capacity. In this stage, 34 startups were invited to participate in the research.
Third stage of the study
In the third stage, 11 startups were selected to be investigated in-depth, as they have a positive tendency to absorb knowledge from the large company and recognize the relevance of the partnership. All were contacted and seven of them agreed to participate in the study. In this stage, semi-structured interviews were conducted with the owner, manager, or person responsible for the startup. The use of the Iramuteq software (Interface of R pour les Multidimensionnelles de Textes et de Questionnaires) for the qualitative analysis of textual data is highlighted, helping to encode the meanings of the material gathered.
Cite this dataset
Cajuela, Alexandre; Galina, Simone (2020), “Data for “Processes in interorganizational relationships to develop absorptive capacity in startups” published by RAC - Revista de Administração Contemporânea”, Mendeley Data, v1 http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/pdyvchky3c.1
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