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Sofy Carayannopoulos

Research In Motion: A Small Firm Commercializing a New Technology (ABSTRACT)

S. Carayannopoulos

published: 2005 | Research publication | Refereed Journals - Policy

Carayannopoulos, S. (2005). "Research In Motion: A Small Firm Commercializing a New Technology". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 29 (2), 219-232.

ABSTRACT: Research In Motion is a small information technology firm located in Waterloo, Ontario. This case describes how this firm came to develop a new-to-the-market product and offers the opportunity to discuss the challenges a small firm faces in commercializing a new technology. Issues relevant to this case are legitimacy of a firm and technology, the implications of technology standards, network effects and complementary goods, and partners and social capital as resources.

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