The study purposes to investigate the
determinants of entrepreneurial success in university spin-offs (USOs) in Italy
using a two- level of analysis: the meso level and the macro level. Using the
Resource-Based View theory Th and the Knowledge Spillover Theory of
Entrepreneurship, a framework to estimate the impact of the two contextual
level has been explored. The results from the empirical analysis of sample of
405 Italian USOs, the results shows that USOsí success is related with the
resources of the parent university (meso level) and regional area (macro level)
targeted to support the spillover process and the related technology transfer
to the market.
JEL classification numbers: O30,
spin-offs, Meso level, Macro level, University, Region, Italy.