How Startups Succeed – A Look at How Architectural Innovation Provides a Competitive Advantage

Andersson, Pontus V. (2017) How Startups Succeed – A Look at How Architectural Innovation Provides a Competitive Advantage. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Tony Ammeter from Management Information Systems, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

The recent rise of high profile startups in the news and the prolific attention given to the entrepreneurial culture during an economic makes understanding how startups work a point of interest for many. The glamorization of shows like “Silicon Valley” and the growth of online personalities and their followers makes it even more exciting. But why do so many startups fail so drastically and a few reach unfathomable heights and why are household companies so interested in them? This paper addresses one of the underlying themes that drives business today, specifically, architectural innovation, or how companies organize. By following the diary of the CEO of a locally successful startup, this paper draws conclusions on how organizational architecture impacts a startup’s ability to acquire knowledge that allows it to be competitive.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Andersson, Pontus V.
Student's Degree Program(s): B.B.A in Management Information Systems
Thesis Advisor: Tony Ammeter
Thesis Advisor's Department: Management Information Systems
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Pontus Andersson
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 16:16
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 16:16
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/799

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