A conceptual framework of risk identification for scale up companies in transition period

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Abstract

Within an Entrepreneurship ecosystem companies are divided in three phases of development: startup, scale up, and unicorn. This paper addresses the scale up phase and focuses in a bottleneck of transition stage from startup to scale up and consider various challenges from point of view of risk management. This research presents a risk identification framework based on some best practices. The method proposed is supported by established risk management concepts that can be applied to help scale up companies to gain awareness of the risks especially during transition period. This paper contributes for research on entrepreneurship's risks by applying risk management for transition performance of scaling up companies by identifying the relevant risk factors that should be considered. Subsequently, these risks should be evaluated in order to executing proper actions. In addition, it gives to entrepreneur's insights on how the adoption of the growth will affect the enterprise scaling, and how it can increase the assurance of transition stage. The paper concludes with a summary of key ideas and promising directions for future work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2018
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages2346-2357
Number of pages12
Volume2018-March
ISBN (Print)978-153235944-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2018 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 6 Mar 20188 Mar 2018

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2018
CountryIndonesia
CityBandung
Period6/03/188/03/18

Keywords

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Risk management
  • Scale up
  • Start up
  • Transition stage

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    Nadali, A., Grilo, A., & Zutshi, A. (2018). A conceptual framework of risk identification for scale up companies in transition period. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2018 (Vol. 2018-March, pp. 2346-2357). IEOM Society.