Organizational Blueprints for Success in High-Tech Start-Ups: Lessons from the Stanford Project on Emerging Companies

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    • Publication Information:
      University of California Walter A. Haas School of Business, 2002.
    • Publication Date:
      2002
    • Abstract:
      Over the last seven years, the Stanford Project on Emerging Companies has tracked a large sample of high-technology start-ups in California's Silicon Valley. The project has examined how the founders of those enterprises approached key organizational and human resource challenges in the early days of building their companies, and how it affected the evolution and performance of their ventures. This article summarizes the main findings of this research program. It describes five distinctive human resource "blueprints" that high-tech founders embraced in launching their new firms. Those initial blueprints have had important impacts on a wide range of organizational outcomes, including growth in administrative overhead, labor turnover, and bottom-line performance. Moreover, companies that changed their HR blueprint have paid a heavy price, in terms of higher turnover and diminished organizational performance. The results suggest that organization-building and high-commitment HRM "pay" and that changes in human resource models are extremely destabilizing, even in the turbulent "built to flip" environment of Silicon Valley.
    • ISSN:
      00081256
      21628564
    • Accession Number:
      10.2307/41166130
    • Rights:
      Copyright ©2002 The Regents of the University of California
    • Accession Number:
      edsjsr.10.2307.41166130
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      JAMES N. BARON; MICHAEL T. HANNAN. Organizational Blueprints for Success in High-Tech Start-Ups: Lessons from the Stanford Project on Emerging Companies. California Management Review, [s. l.], v. 44, n. 3, p. 8, 2002. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      James N. Baron, Michael T. Hannan. Organizational Blueprints for Success in High-Tech Start-Ups: Lessons from the Stanford Project on Emerging Companies. California Management Review. 2002;44(3):8. doi:10.2307/41166130.
    • APA:
      James N. Baron, & Michael T. Hannan. (2002). Organizational Blueprints for Success in High-Tech Start-Ups: Lessons from the Stanford Project on Emerging Companies. California Management Review, 44(3), 8. https://doi.org/10.2307/41166130
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      James N. Baron, and Michael T. Hannan. 2002. “Organizational Blueprints for Success in High-Tech Start-Ups: Lessons from the Stanford Project on Emerging Companies.” California Management Review 44 (3): 8. doi:10.2307/41166130.
    • Harvard:
      James N. Baron and Michael T. Hannan (2002) ‘Organizational Blueprints for Success in High-Tech Start-Ups: Lessons from the Stanford Project on Emerging Companies’, California Management Review, 44(3), p. 8. doi: 10.2307/41166130.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      James N. Baron & Michael T. Hannan 2002, ‘Organizational Blueprints for Success in High-Tech Start-Ups: Lessons from the Stanford Project on Emerging Companies’, California Management Review, vol. 44, no. 3, p. 8, viewed 20 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      James N. Baron, and Michael T. Hannan. “Organizational Blueprints for Success in High-Tech Start-Ups: Lessons from the Stanford Project on Emerging Companies.” California Management Review, vol. 44, no. 3, 2002, p. 8. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2307/41166130.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      James N. Baron, and Michael T. Hannan. “Organizational Blueprints for Success in High-Tech Start-Ups: Lessons from the Stanford Project on Emerging Companies.” California Management Review 44, no. 3 (2002): 8. doi:10.2307/41166130.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      James N. Baron, Michael T. Hannan. Organizational Blueprints for Success in High-Tech Start-Ups: Lessons from the Stanford Project on Emerging Companies. California Management Review [Internet]. 2002 [cited 2019 Nov 20];44(3):8. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsjsr&AN=edsjsr.10.2307.41166130&custid=s8280428