The relation between key events in the development phase and the financial structure of NTBFs in the software sector

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dc.contributor.author Hogan, Teresa
dc.contributor.author Hutson, Elaine
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-18T15:42:59Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-18T15:42:59Z
dc.date.copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006 en
dc.date.issued 2006-06
dc.identifier.citation International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal en
dc.identifier.issn 1554-7191 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1555-1938 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1989
dc.description.abstract The study is based on a questionnaire survey of 117 Irish software firms. It finds no systematic relation between product lead time and acquisition of first external funds in new technology-based firms (NTBFs). Contrary to the stage model's predictions, these firms are just as likely to secure finance in advance of producing their first product beta as they are to receive funds subsequently. Product lead times in this sector are short. Firms produced their first product beta in a median of 12 months and acquire their first external funds a median of 3 months later. The timing of these two events, however, is not significantly different. There is a significant difference in the mean time to receipt of consulting revenues and the development of first beta, suggesting that most software product companies use consulting revenues to fund product development. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.subject Stage model en
dc.subject Capital structure en
dc.subject Product lead time en
dc.subject NTBF en
dc.subject Soft starts en
dc.subject.lcsh Capital en
dc.subject.lcsh High technology industries--Finance en
dc.subject.lcsh New products en
dc.subject.lcsh Computer software industry--Ireland en
dc.title The relation between key events in the development phase and the financial structure of NTBFs in the software sector en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text not available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11365-006-8686-y en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 2 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 227 en
dc.identifier.endpage 243 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11365-006-8686-y
dc.neeo.contributor Hogan|Teresa|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Hutson|Elaine|aut|UCD0044 en


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