Thanh Huynh

Researcher

Thanh Huynh is a researcher at Bournemouth University and has worked in the fields of entrepreneurship and open resources for many years. Huynh's recent research has been closely aligned to dynamic capabilities and crowdsourcing that aim to support our understanding of entrepreneurship in both theory and practice. He can be contacted at [email protected]

Contact Details

Email:[email protected]

Biography

Thanh Huynh is a researcher at Bournemouth University and has worked in the fields of entrepreneurship and open resources for many years. Huynh’s recent research has been closely aligned to dynamic capabilities and crowdsourcing that aim to support our understanding of entrepreneurship in both theory and practice.

SOTA Review

What are the barriers to start-up and scale-up in R&D intensive firms? SOTA no 11

R&D investments enhance knowledge, underpin innovation and facilitate the creation of new firms; this recognised source of economic development has become integral to government policy in many countries. While all firms face difficulties engaging in R&D, new and young firms are most affected facing internal and external factors that inhibit investment or impede the process. A decision to invest in R&D often stalls due to concerns about appropriation and/or limited access to appropriate finance, but once engaged the barriers are found in the nexus of knowledge, networks and skills that underpin dynamic capabilities and the enhancement of a firm’s absorptive capacity. In particular, the emphasis placed in the beginning upon science/technology expertise, at the expense of managerial acumen, undermines a firm’s ability to recognise and exploit commercial opportunities.

Associated Themes
  • Innovation