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Technology start-ups that fail fast succeed faster

DATE POSTED:May 25, 2020

Failure rates of new technology-based companies are shockingly high. It is estimated that 75% of technology start-ups do not generate profits. Other data suggest upwards of 90% of new technology enterprises completely fail. However, some failures of products or technologies have been positive and lead to success. It took Thomas Edison thousands of attempts before he succeeded with his lightbulb design. Although learning from failure has been described as critical to the success of technology-based start-ups, there is little existing research that supports this claim. Strategic management scholars have described and found support for a number of organizational philosophies, behaviors,…

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