Unpacking Growth of VC-Backed Start-ups through a Study of Board Director Behaviours

Blagburn, Natalia (2018) Unpacking Growth of VC-Backed Start-ups through a Study of Board Director Behaviours. Academy of Management Global Proceedings, Tel Av (2018). pp. 1-28. ISSN 2638-4892

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ome boards facilitate startups with scaling up and achieving exponential growth whereas others leave founders and shareholders baffled on how to get value from them. Having relevant skills, experiences and fitting board processes is often not good enough. What happens inside the ‘black box’ of venture boards, the fine balance of director dynamics and interactions seems to be the missing ingredient, both in research and in practice. This grounded theory study aims to unpack the growth governing mix of director behaviours in the volatile business environment of the UK. The showcased preliminary findings include a more integrative model, uncovering several novel behavioural and interaction strategies used by directors to perform their formal monitoring and informal adding-value roles in the context of VC-backed boards.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: start-up, scale-up, challenges, specialized conference
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
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Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 13 May 2021 14:51
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 16:19
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/46163

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