Team collaboration capabilities as a factor in startup success

Anna Karina Lopez Hernandez, Anabel Fernandez-Mesa, Monica Edwards-Schachter


This paper discusses the role of team collaboration as a building block for cultivating capabilities in technology-based startups. This conceptual framework draws on a literature review of innovation and entrepreneurship research to understand the intra-organization collaboration mechanisms among team members in technology-based startups. Introducing the concept of team collaboration capabilities represents a new approach to understanding the interaction conditions that give rise to new capabilities from a venture team as its organizational base. Rapid new capability building represents a competitive advantage in environments characterized by innovative technological change, known as dynamic capabilities.


Technology-based startups; technology-based startup team; team collaboration capabilities; Dynamic Capabilities; Collaboration; capability building

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